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Yellow Fever Outbreak in Ethiopia Kills Four, Ministry Says

Doctors attend a training session on how to use mechanical ventilators in Addis Ababa on April

An outbreak of yellow fever in Ethiopia has killed four people and 86 cases have been reported, adding pressure to a health care system already stretchered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The outbreak that began on March 3 in the SNNP region has been “contained,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement. The last case was reported on March 29 and more than 27,000 people have been vaccinated, it said.

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