Ethiopia announces four deaths from yellow fever outbreak

Piling pressure on the country’s health system that is already focused on battling against the COVID-19 pandemic, Ethiopia on Monday, April 27 announced to have reported four deaths from a yellow fever outbreak.

Health Minister Lia Tadesse said, “Eighty-six cases and four deaths have been reported. As part of the response effort, active case search was conducted in five kebeles of the district and 1,275 households and two schools were visited. In addition, 27, 178 individuals received the yellow fever vaccine.”

The Health Minister has further said that the authorities had entered into the response measures in the affected areas to curtail the spread of the disease. Earlier this month, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that Ethiopia is more prone to experiencing a second scourge after the disease was reported in the southern part of the country.

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