Yellow fever epidemic declared in Congo with 1,000 suspected cases



Samuel Osborne – June 20, 2016

A yellow fever epidemic has been declared in three provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo, including the capital Kinshasa.

The epidemic was declared after 67 cases of the disease were confirmed, with another 1,000 suspected cases being monitored.

Health Minister Felix Kabange said seven of the proven cases were indigenous, while 58 were imported from Angola, where the outbreak began.