Cameroon kicks off immunization campaign against yellow fever

Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) - – The government of Cameroon Monday launched an aggressive immunisation campaign aimed at curbing the spread of yellow fever, which was reported in seven health districts over the past seven months.
The campaign, launched in Messamena, south east of the country and which runs until 24 November, targets everybody above 6 months of age.
Since 2004, Cameroon has included the vaccine against yellow fever in its Extended Immunization Programme (PEV), but the drug has been administered free of charge only to children aged between 6 to 11 months.
In 2005, 196 cases of yellow fever were reported in Cameroon, compared to 190 cases in 2000.

13 november 2006 12:25:00




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