Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign in Kinshasa
Yellow fever can be prevented with a vaccine - yet it's a disease that claims the lives of an estimated 30,000 - 60,000 people each year.

An acute viral haemorrhagic fever, yellow fever is transmitted by the bite of a mosquito. Among the symptoms are jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and eyes - hence yellow fever - but there is no treatment for the disease. A number of severe outbreaks around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries led to the development of a highly effective vaccine. Systematic vaccination campaigns considerably reduced yellow fever epidemics. However, low vaccination coverage across several countries in Africa has recently allowed new outbreaks of the disease to emerge.

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MSF Yellow Fever Vaccination in Kinshasa, DRC
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