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    MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND
    OF PUBLIC HEALTH
    ---------------------------
    REPUBLIC OF CÔTE D'IVOIRE
    Union labor discipline
    -----------------------

    Abidjan on July 30, 2019

    INFORMATION NOTE

    SUBJECT: Yellow fever epidemic in Abidjan.

    Confirmed cases of Yellow Fever have been detected in Côte d'Ivoire mainly
    in the autonomous district of Abidjan.

    A total of 89 cases including one death were recorded.

    In accordance with the International Health Regulations, the declaration of the epidemic has
    been made to the World Health Organization.

    An epidemiological investigation was also conducted to assess the risk
    spread and guide the control strategy.

    Given this situation, the following measures were taken:

    - Elimination of breeding sites (old tires, canaries, flowerpots, objects
    abandoned ...)

    - Control of adult mosquitoes (indoor and extra-domiciliary spraying,
    sleep under mosquito net impregnated with insecticide, put anti
    mosquitoes on doors and windows of houses).

    - Vaccination of persons living in immediate surroundings of patients
    to break the chain of transmission.

    This epidemic occurs in the context of a dengue epidemic in Abidjan. Fever
    yellow and dengue are viral diseases transmitted by the same mosquito
    called Aedes. Therefore, the vector control measures that are put
    to deal with dengue also remain valid for the epidemic
    current yellow fever.

    The Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene recommends that unvaccinated persons
    be vaccinated against yellow fever in health centers or in the antennas of the
    National Institute of Public Hygiene.

    Dr. Eugene AKA AOUELE


    http://www.gouv.ci/doc/1564503288Epi...-a-Abidjan.pdf


    http://www.gouv.ci/rss_actu_rss.php?recordID=10284
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    Translation Google

    No case of yellow fever detected for three weeks

    Posted on Tuesday August 13, 2019 | AIP

    Abidjan- "No case of yellow fever has been detected for three weeks" contrary to the rumor of a yellow fever epidemic in Côte d'Ivoire, reassured Tuesday in Abidjan, the director general of the National Institute of Public Hygiene (INHP), Prof Benié Bi Vroh Joseph at a press conference.

    According to Pr Vroh, this satisfactory assessment should be attributed to the good immunity in Abidjan induced by previous immunization campaigns combined with intensive vector control carried out in the fight against dengue fever.

    On July 5, 2019, the Pasteur Institute of Côte d'Ivoire (IPCI) confirmed cases of yellow fever, based on blood samples collected as part of the fight against Dengue fever. A total of 89 cases including one case of death were recorded during the period from December 2018 to July 2019.

    After an investigation carried out jointly by the National Institute of Public Hygiene, Pastoral Institute of Côte d'Ivoire (IPCI), the coordinating director of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) and the WHO, all the patients of the different cases mentioned above have been declared cured.
    ...

    https://news.abidjan.net/h/661823.html
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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