PRO/EAFR> Yellow fever – Central African Republic: fatal


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Date: Fri 23 Jun 2023
Source: Africa CDC weekly report [received via e-mail, edited]

On 21 Jun 2023, the Ministry of Health (MoH) reported 184 suspected
cases and 4 deaths (case fatality rate (CFR): 2.2%) of yellow fever
from all 7 regions in the country. The cases presented with fever,
jaundice, and fatigue.

Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease caused by the
yellow fever virus and is transmitted through the bite of infected
Aedes mosquitoes. Symptoms include headache, jaundice, muscle pain,
nausea, vomiting, and fatigue. The overall CFR can range between 3% to
7.5%. The last outbreak of yellow fever in the Central African
Republic occurred in 2021 where 153 cases and no deaths were reported
from Batangafo, Kabo, and Kemo districts.

The MOH with a multidisciplinary team is investigating the outbreak in
Batangafo and Kabo districts.

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