Mission to review the current situation of yellow fever in Angola

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​There was an outbreak of yellow fever in Angola that started in December 2015.

In that context, the European Commission under the leadership of ECDC deployed 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, aimed 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 were discussed with local public health authorities, and the team provided advice to the European Commission on mitigating the risk to the EU.
 
This mission was carried out in agreement with the Government of Angola and in close coordination with WHO.