Mission to review the current situation of yellow fever in Angola

outbreak mission news

​There has been an ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in Angola that started in December 2015.

In that context, the European Commission is deploying under the leadership of ECDC a small team of public health experts, composed of experts from ECDC, participating Member States as well as DG ECHO, to the Republic of Angola within the framework of the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM) and using for the first time the European Medical Corps.

This mission, lasting for two weeks, aims to:

  • Review the epidemiological situation;
  • Look at the response measures currently being implemented;
  • Identify any public health risks for the EU.


The results and findings will be discussed with local public health authorities and the team will provide advice to the European Commission on mitigating the risk to the EU.
This mission is carried out in agreement with the Government of Angola and in close coordination with WHO.