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Since Dec 5, 2016, the Angola Ministry of Health has reported a total of 3625 suspected cases of which 876 are laboratory confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 357, of which 117 have been reported among confirmed cases.

Aedes aegypti mosquito feeding on a human host/CDC

Aedes aegypti mosquito feeding on a human host/CDC

Luanda and Huambo remain the most affected provinces as of 8 July with 1945 cases (487 confirmed) and 591 cases (127 confirmed), respectively. Benguela province, and in particular the cities of Benguela and Lobito, have become of particular concern.

In the Democratic Republic of The Congo (DRC), health officials have reported 1798 suspected and 68 confirmed cases (as of 24 June) with 85 reported deaths. Results for at least 300 suspected cases are pending, including one case in Kasai: a province which has not previously reported yellow fever cases. In the past two weeks, most of the suspected cases have been reported from Kinshasa province.

In DRC, the outbreak has spread to three provinces. Given the limited availability of vaccines, the large Angolan community in Kinshasa, the porous border between Angola and DRC, and the presence and the activity of the vector Aedes in the country, the outbreak might extend to other provinces, in particular Kasai, Kasai Central and Lualaba.

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  1. […] Since Dec 5, 2016, the Angola Ministry of Health has reported a total of 3625 suspected cases of which 876 are laboratory confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 357, of which 117 have been reported among confirmed cases. Luanda and Huambo remain the most affected provinces as of 8 July with 1945 cases (487 […] Africa – Outbreak News Today […]

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