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Editorial Yellow fever: a major threat to public health

The world's largest fractional-dose vaccination campaign for yellow fever started on Jan 25 in Brazil, with the support of WHO. The campaign attempts to avoid the urban transmission cycle, not seen in the country since 1942. 33 people have died due to yellow fever between Jan 14 and 23, while the number of confirmed cases in the country has reached more than 130.
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Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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