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Health partners have intensified community sensitization in the wake of a Yellow Fever outbreak in Sakure Nzara county, Gbudue state.

World Vision, one of the organizations on ground has stepped up screening at border points into neighbouring DR Congo including at Ezo-Nabiapai, Sakure, Gangura and Mangpandu.

On Thursday last week the National Ministry of health declared an outbreak in Sakure after one confirmed case, promptly activating a coordinated response in the area.

Henry Ilunga, a senior technical advisor working with the World Vision says the organization is also carrying out capacity building of health workers to be able to detect signs and symptoms of the disease.

A situation update from the World Health Organisation indicates that only one case has been confirmed, with no deaths.

The affected area in Sakure is a rural location close to the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the patient had travelled before falling ill.

Yellow fever is a viral disease and is spread by the bite of an infected female mosquito. Symptoms include fever, chills, loss of appetite, nausea, muscle pains particularly in the back, and headaches.

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