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Malanje vaccinates over 100,000 people against yellow fever

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The information was released Thursday by the head of the Department of Public Health of the Provincial Health Department, Messias Simão, noting that for the success of the round 149,000 doses of vaccine are available.

According to the official, the objective of the campaign is to eradicate the disease that has already caused the death of many people and will phase out the other municipalities according to the national vaccination schedule.

On the other hand, the official pointed out the reinforcement of the improvement of environmental sanitation, vector control (reduction of mosquito and larval density), as well as vaccination and other measures, as aspects that help in the prevention of yellow fever.

Yellow fever is a febrile and hemorrhagic disease transmitted by mosquito bites, whose prevention, similar to malaria, also goes to sleep under the mosquito net.