Yellow fever in Togo - update
11 January 2007
As of 15 December, the Ministry of Health Togo has reported 3 cases of yellow fever (males, ages 9, 15 and 20 years) from the region of Savanes and Kara (see previous report). All cases are alive and were laboratory confirmed by the Institute Pasteur in Dakar.
To avoid further spread, an initial joint Ministry of Health/WHO country office investigation team, sent to the field, recommended a vaccination campaign in response to the outbreak.
A mass vaccination campaign will be carried out in the affected regions with 1 550 000 vaccine doses from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) Emergency Stockpile. The vaccination campaign will be conducted with the support of WHO, European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) and UNICEF.