The enigma of yellow fever in East Africa

@article{Ellis2008TheEO,
  title={The enigma of yellow fever in East Africa},
  author={Brett R Ellis and Alan D.T. Barrett},
  journal={Reviews in Medical Virology},
  year={2008},
  volume={18}
}
  • B. Ellis, A. Barrett
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Reviews in Medical Virology
Despite a safe and effective vaccine, there are approximately 200 000 cases, including 30 000 deaths, due to yellow fever virus (YFV) each year, of which 90% are in Africa. The natural history of YFV has been well described, especially in West Africa, but in East Africa yellow fever (YF) remains characterised by unpredictable focal periodicity and a precarious potential for large epidemics. Recent outbreaks of YF in Kenya (1992–1993) and Sudan (2003 and 2005) are important because each of these… 

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