January 11th, 2018 – Brazilian health officials have announced a massive vaccination campaign against the yellow fever virus. This vaccination campaign will run from February 3rd to the 24th, 2018, targeting 53 cities, including Sao Paulo City, the capital. Health authorities say ‘that the vaccine given during the campaign, however, will be ‘fractionized’, or divided into four […]
Source NIGERIA Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed a total of 45 deaths from yellow fever in the country. mosquito In an outbreak situation report, the Agency said of all the 45 deaths recorded, nine were confirmed by the World Health Organisation, WHO, reference laboratory in Dakar, Senegal. According to the report, “Total number […]
January 2017 – The Government of Zambia has launched a campaign on Wednesday (January 10) to vaccinate residents of Lusaka against cholera with support from WHO and partners. Two million doses of the oral cholera vaccine from the Gavi-funded global stockpile were delivered to the southern African country in January, enough to immunize 1 million people.
By Lilian Namagembe Kampala — The yellow fever vaccination card has become the second most important document after the passport for travellers in Uganda. This is especially since March 2016 when half a dozen suspected cases of the yellow fever disease were reported in the Masaka area. Travellers coming in or leaving Uganda are now […]
The holidays are a popular time for international travel. Keep your family happy and healthy by watching out for these travel health risks this holiday season: Zika is still a risk in many destinations and can be spread through mosquito bites and sex. Find out if Zika is a risk at your destination and take steps to protect yourself and […]