Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Yellow fever in Sudan - update 2

9 December 2005

As of 6 December, the Federal Ministry of Health reported to WHO a total of 565 cases, including 143 deaths, with a case fatality rate of 25.3%. These cases were reported from different localities in South Kordofan State, most recently from Dilling, Kadugli, Rashad and Talodi). The number of cases is declining.

As of 4 December, 82.2% of the target population in Kadugli town and 19.8% of the target population in South Kordofan have been vaccinated.

WHO, International Committee of the Red Cross, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Médecins sans Frontières (France), MEDAIR and UNICEF are working with the Federal and State Ministries of Health in the vaccination campaign, social mobilization, vector control, case management, surveillance and laboratory support. Additional assistance is also being provided by an international team from the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network.

The European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) will be providing 2 million EUROS to support the vaccination campaign, treatment, surveillance and vector control activities.

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