Tanzania launches yellow fever vaccination drive

Minister Ummy Mwalimu

The ministry of health in Tanzania has launched a yellow fever vaccination drive, after an outbreak was recorded in Kenya.

Minister Ummy Mwalimu has directed provincial referral hospital officials to start administering the vaccine to all those traveling out of the country.

Kenya’s health director general Patrick Amoth Announced the yellow fever outbreak on Monday citing an outbreak in Isiolo county.

Fifteen people were reported to have contracted the disease and three people confirmed dead.

Kenya, which has not experienced an outbreak of yellow fever since the 1990s, detected its first case in decades on January 12 and had until last week isolated 15 patients with fever, jaundice and muscle pain.

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