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South Sudan: Yellow fever outbreak in Gbudue state /update 1

Possible yellow fever outbreak reported in Gbudue state; at least three cases as of late December

02 Jan 12:06 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 12/26/2018, 12:00 AM until 1/5/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Juba). COUNTRY/REGION Gbudwe
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Event

As of late December, at least three cases of yellow fever, including one confirmed case, have been reported in Nzara county (Gbudwe state). The Ministry of Health advised all individuals in Gbudue state to take measures against mosquitoes and to ensure vaccination against the disease.

Context

Symptoms of yellow fever - a mosquito-borne disease - generally appear within three to six days following infection and include fever, chills, muscle and back pain, vomiting, headaches, and, in more serious cases, hemorrhaging and organ failure. The vaccine provides lifelong immunity and should be administered at least ten days prior to travel to an affected area to be fully effective.

Advice

Individuals in or planning travel to Gbudue state are advised to stay abreast of local epidemiological developments, consult their doctor regarding vaccination options, and continue to protect themselves against insects due to the presence of mosquito-borne diseases (e.g. by wearing covering clothing, using insect repellent, and sleeping with mosquito screens or nets and/or air-conditioned rooms).

 

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