Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:13 - Updated Mon, 01 Feb 2016 18:47
Yellow fever fight campaign to start Tuesday
Luanda - A mega-campaign to fight against yellow fever will be launched on Tuesday in Viana municipality, where the disease started, hitting the country's capital since last December, Angop has learnt.
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Vaccination capmaign against yellow fever
Photo: Pedro Parente
This was said by the health minister, José Van-Dúnem.
The minister said that the activities which started in Viana will cover other municipalities and districts of Luanda.
The campaign comprises awareness actions among populations to boost prevention measures.
The measures include to cover water containers, using burnt oil in the ponds and protect oneself from mosquito bites.
Other actions include, distribution of Bactivec doses (disinfection agent for drinking water), treatment for mosquito larvae breeders, intra and extra household spray and vaccination, mainly for children.
Over last week the country recorded 38 suspect cases of yellow fever that resulted in 10 deaths, with Viana municipality, Luanda, topping the list (13 new cases and four deaths).
Compared to the previous week, there was an increase of 23 cases mare, with the figure jumping from 15 to 38.
Aedes Aegypti mosquito is the vector of yellow fever.
The last yellow fever outbreaks were recorded in 1971 and 1986.
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