Kabompo District Medical Officer, Stephen Shajanika has expressed happiness in the manner people in Kabompo and Manyinga districts have embraced the yellow fever risk assessment exercise being conducted by the Ministry of Health in North-Western province.
Dr Shajanika told ZANIS that he is happy with the good response from the members of the public in the four selected areas where the yellow fever risk assessment is being conducted to determine the risk of yellow fever in humans.
He identified the selected areas as Maveve and Kabompo central in Kabompo district and Kaula and Lunsongwa in Manyinga district.
Dr Shajanika said people are responding well to data collectors who are collecting blood samples and mosquito species as well as asking questions to gather information on yellow fever illnesses in those areas. The study is being conducted by the Zambian government to find out if yellow fever disease really exists in Zambia.