Yellow Fever Outbreak in Darfur, Sudan - Situation Report No 14, 20 December 2012
As of 19 December 2012, 26% of Nyala’s targeted population as well as 88% of the targeted population of Forbranga locality in West Darfur were vaccinated against yellow fever during Phase II of the vaccination campaign. The campaign commenced on 9 December in West Darfur, 17 December in South Darfur, and on 18 December in Central Darfur.
The outbreak has now affected 34 localities in Central, South, West, North, and East Darfur. As of 19 December, the total number of suspected cases has reached 836, including 168 deaths (case fatality rate of 20.1%).
As part of the emergency response plan, WHO recommended the third phase of vaccination campaign for approximately 2 million people residing in Kabkabyaia, Edd Elfursan (including Kabum locality), Elwihda, Shaeriya (including Yassin locality), Eldaen, Rokiro and Um Dukhun.
United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) is supporting Phase-III of the yellow fever vaccination campaign with USD2.9 million and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with USD 500,000. Phases I and II have been supported by CERF, ECHO and the Government of Sweden.
To further asses the epidemic risks in other areas of the country, the national yellow fever risk assessment commenced on 12 December. The final report is expected to be released in February 2013.