Yellow fever situation report
9 September 2016
A yellow fever outbreak was detected in Luanda, Angola late in December 2015. The first cases were confirmed by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa on 19 January 2016 and by the Institut Pasteur Dakar (IP-D) on 20 January. Subsequently, a rapid increase in the number of cases has been observed.
Angola epidemiological update (as of 1 September):
- There have been no new confirmed cases since 23 June.
Phase I of the preventive vaccination campaign in Angola was completed and, as of 1 September, 2 807 628 people had been vaccinated. Phase II of the campaign is being prepared and will target more than three million people in 12 provinces.
Democratic Republic of The Congo (DRC) epidemiological update (as of 8 September):
- There have been no confirmed cases related to the current outbreak since 12 July.
- The first notified case reported in Bominenge Health Zone in Sud Ubangi province is still under investigation. A second case was notified from Budjala Health Zone, a different zone within Sud Ubangui province, in the week to 8 September and is being investigated.