Yellow fever, Uganda/Fievre jaune, Ouganda

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Date: Jan. 28, 2011
From: Weekly Epidemiological Record(Vol. 86, Issue 5)
Publisher: World Health Organization
Document Type: Article
Length: 518 words
Lexile Measure: 1650L

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On 23 December 2010, the Ministry of Health of Uganda reported 3 laboratory-confirmed cases of yellow fever, detected through a special investigation following an outbreak in the country in October 2010. The cases were reported in 3 districts of Abim, Agago and Kitgum near the border with South Sudan.

In total, 5 cases have been laboratory-confirmed for yellow fever by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (3 by RT-PCR, 1 by ELISA method and 1 by histopathology). A total of 226 cases compatible with the clinical case definition, including 53 deaths, have been reported by 12 districts in northern Uganda.

Following field investigations by the Ministry of Health with the support of WHO, Medecins Sans Frontieres, the CDC and other partners, a decision was made...

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