22 February 2013

Sudan: Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign in Sudanese Refugee Camp

Djabal Camp — Following the emergence of yellow fever cases in the town of Goz Beida in Chad, a vaccination campaign against the disease was launched in the close by Djabal camp for Sudanese refugees in the east of the country.

Djabal's health official Adam Hassan told Radio Dabanga the campaign was launched on Thursday and it will last for four days and target 17.375 residents.

He added the vaccines are provided by Médecins Sans Frontières and urged Djabal's population to "rush" to vaccination centers.

The town of Goz Beida is located about two kilometers from Djabal camp.

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