In December 2015, a yellow fever outbreak began in Luanda, Angola. This outbreak was the largest reported in Angola during the last 30 years. In response to the outbreak, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent approximately 40 staff to Angola to support the Ministry of Health with surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory diagnostics, case management, social mobilization, and vaccination campaign logistics. This picture earned photographer, Rebecca Hall, a tie for Second Place, in the in the 2016 CDC Connects, Public Health in Action Photo Contest, in the category of International People.
“Yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa. The virus is transmitted to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Yellow fever is a very rare cause of illness in U.S. travelers. Illness ranges in severity from a self-limited febrile illness to severe liver disease with bleeding.”
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