Uganda launches major vaccination drive as deadly cholera outbreak bites

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Campaign targets 360,000 people, including Congolese refugees in congested camps where disease has already killed dozens

Uganda has launched a major cholera vaccination campaign in an effort to contain an outbreak that has killed 45 people in the country’s overcrowded refugee camps this year.

With the rainy season approaching, tens of thousands of people who have fled violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo are being targeted alongside the local population. The five-day exercise marks the first large-scale cholera vaccination campaign in Uganda’s history.

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Source : https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/may/03/uganda-launches-major-vaccination-drive-as-deadly-cholera-outbreak-bites
Auteur : Samuel Okiror in Kampala
Date de parution : 3 May 2018 | 6:00 am