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Does the Yellow Fever Outbreak affect Europe? With the European Medical Corps in Angola

In May 2016, a public health team from the European Medical Corps travels to Angola to assess the yellow fever outbreak and advise the country on control measures. The team is composed of public health experts from all over Europe – including Joana Haußig who is currently doing post-graduate training in applied epidemiology at the Robert Koch Institute. She and her colleagues are investigating whether the current yellow fever epidemic has implications for Europe – whether travellers can import the virus, for example – and how Angola might be supported to fight the outbreak. The mission was supported and facilitated by the European Commission and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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Source: Laurent Defrance Checking vaccination certificates at the airport in the capital of Luanda: Angola is a yellow fever area. Anyone wishing to enter the country must have been vaccinated against yellow fever – or will be given the vaccination at the airport. Airport staff show RKI’s Joana Haußig (centre) the cool boxes in which the doses of the vaccine are stored. The epidemiologist is deployed in Angola by the European Medical Corps.

Date: 27.09.2016