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Humanitarian Bulletin, 01 July 2013

Health Update

The Yellow Fever outbreak that was declared in mid-May continues in South Omo zone, SNNPR, with close to 137 cases reported in North Ari, South Ari, Benatsemay and Selmago woredas. Geza kebele of South Ari woreda is most affected by the outbreak. Of the close to 600,000 people in South Omo zone targeted by the second phase reactive Yellow Fever vaccination, the Government, with support from health partners, has so far reached 480,000 people. Under the first phase, 20,000 people were targeted in the four kebeles of South Ari woreda where the initial six confirmed cases were reported.

Reactive meningitis vaccination is also ongoing in Oromia and SNNP Regions in response to the outbreak declared in January this year. Some 2.6 of the 3.8 million people targeted by the vaccination campaign across both regions were reached so far. Meanwhile, with the rains an increase in the number of malaria cases was reported from SNNP and Amhara Regions. The Regional Health Bureaus, with support from health partners, continue to implement the standard prevention and control strategy, including, vector control, case management, social mobilization and enhanced surveillance in all areas affected by these public health concerns. For more information, contact: whowro@et.afro.who.int

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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
01 Jul 2013
Document type: 
Humanitarian Bulletin
Theme(s): 
Severe Acute Malnutrition Management
Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programmes
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Ethiopia: Yellow Fever Outbreak - May 2013