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  • DRC - North Ubangi: provincial government officially declares yellow fever epidemic

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    North Ubangi: provincial government officially declares yellow fever epidemic

    The interim governor of North Ubangi, Oscar Oshobalea officially declared, this Saturday, April 17, 2021, the epidemic of yellow fever.

    The province has already notified a confirmed case of the epidemic in the Abuzi health zone.

    "Since the eighth epidemiological day, the health zone of Abuzi has reported a suspected case of yellow fever, in particular in the health zone of BOGBUAN. The sample taken was sent to the National Institute of Biological Research, INRB in Kinshasa and the results were positive at the 14th epidemiological week, which confirms the yellow fever epidemic in the health zone of Abuzi in northern Ubangi "said Oscar Oshobale, vice-governor and governor ad interim.

    And to add:

    "I declare the yellow fever epidemic in the Abuzi health zone in particular and in the entire North Ubangi province in general following the results of the INRB where the sample taken and sent confirms the existence of this disease ".

    At the same time, the provincial government of North Ubangi is appealing to technical and financial partners to support the vaccination campaign which will run from April 29 to May 8, 2021.

    "However, I am making a pathetic appeal to technical and financial partners to support this campaign with a view to putting an end to this epidemic declared in northern Ubangi from the health zone of Abuzi which has 14 health areas. ; and I invite the population to respect hygiene to protect themselves against this deadly disease, "said the provincial authority.

    The vaccination campaign will target the population whose age varies between 9 months and 60 years.

    Meanwhile, the province is also experiencing a strong resurgence of the measles epidemic in the Bosobolo health zone.

    Didier Dutimo, in Gbadolite

    https://actualite.cd/2021/04/17/nord...e-fievre-jaune
    "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."
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