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Shortage of Syringes Hampers Congo's Fight Against Yellow Fever

A shortage of syringes is hampering plans to vaccinate people in Democratic Republic of Congo against a yellow fever epidemic despite the arrival of more than one million doses of vaccine, health officials said on Tuesday. Congo's government declared a yellow fever epidemic last month in the capital Kinshasa and two other provinces near the border with Angola. The World Health Organization (WHO) says some 1,400 suspected cases of the hemorrhagic virus in Congo have resulted so far...

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