YELLOW FEVER

BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE WORLD Health Organisation has launched an urgent appeal for US$2.9 million, to fund a mass immunisation campaign fighting a potentially disastrous yellow fever outbreak in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast. The WHO is preparing to deliver vaccine from an international stockpile as soon as possible, but will need to secure more medicines. Plans are being developed to immunise three million people. The WHO said that it is "urgently locating stocks of yellow fever vaccine that can be moved quickly." Cases of yellow fever have been confirmed in five ...


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