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Vaccination campaigns helping ease yellow fever burden

Yellow fever, an acute viral disease, is estimated to have been responsible for 78,000 deaths in Africa in 2013, reports [s]Science Daily[/s]. Researchers from [b]Imperial College London[/b], UK, the [b]World Health Organisation[/b] and other institutions, also estimate that recent mass vaccination campaigns against yellow fever led to a 27% decrease in yellow fever. The authors note that their study has already been influential, ‘partly as a result of (our estimates), in late 2013 the [b]GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) Board[/b] decided to make available support for additional yellow fever vaccination campaigns, targeting 144m people across the endemic region in Africa.’

[link url=]Full Science Daily report[/link]
[link url=]PLOS Medicine abstract[/link]

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