May, 2013

The Association attended the launch of the yellow fever risk assessment by The Ministry of Health with partners such as the Ministry of Tourism. Plans are underway to conduct a comprehensive Yellow Fever Risk Assesment in the country starting from 20th-2nd June 2013. The Survey will be conducted in 15 randomly selected points spread across the whole country.

The survey intends to determine if yellow fever virus is in circulation in Kenya and also determine areas that are at high risk of getting yellow fever.

The findings of this survey will also be important in informing the World Health Organisation of the actual Yellow Fever risk in Kenya. This is because WHO has classified more than half of Kenya as high risk for Yellow Fever based on historical data and proximity to neighbouring countries with recurrent outbreaks.

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