Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:56 - Updated Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:57
China gives financial assistance for Angola to fight yellow fever
Luanda - The Chinese government is to give a financial assistance of USD 500,000 to Angola for this African country to purchase yellow fever vaccines, aimed to fight the recent outbreak in the country.
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China helps Angola fight yellow fever outbreak
Photo: Joaquina Bento
A note from the Chinese Embassy in Angola, which reached ANGOP on Monday, states that the donation happens in response to a request from the Angolan authorities that intend to put an end to the yellow fever outbreak, which has already claimed several lives.
Last week, 38 cases of yellow fever were recorded in Luanda, ten of which ended in death.
The investigations on the disease began on 30 December, 2015, after the appearance of six cases, four of which ended in death.
Most of the cases were recorded in Viana Municipality, in Luanda, reason why the Angolan authorities launched last week a campaign against this disease, which includes sensitisation activities with the citizens aimed at reinforcing preventive measures.
Yellow Fever is a disease transmitted to humans by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.
In Angola, before the current outbreak, the last cases were recorded in 1988.
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