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Cholera vaccination in Kyangwali

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The cholera epidemic was declared in February 2018. MSF called for the organization of an emergency oral cholera vaccination campaign to respond to the ongoing epidemic and cut its transmission and associated mortality. to this disease, but this could not be done. The epidemic, which has claimed at least 44 deaths and 2,000 serious cases, is now dying out.

MSF has set up vaccination sites in the Mara Tatu, Malembo C, Monbasa and Kavule camps and at the reception center. The most vulnerable people with disabilities have been vaccinated at home. They are refugees who fled the Ituri province, DRC, since the beginning of 2018, and are now in refugee camps. of Kyangwali in Uganda.

This vaccination comes too late to control the epidemic and avoid more deaths. Conducting this vaccination today is important, however, as it protects the camp population, including many children and vulnerable people, who continue to live in precarious living conditions, and poor hygiene. new epidemic in the coming months.

More than 45,000 people were vaccinated by MSF teams in 4 days.
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