• Short Summary

    After prolonged drought in West Africa, the rains of June and July have caused an outbreak of yellow fever.

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    TV Crowd being vaccinted
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    CU Doctor using vaccine gun
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    CU Mother and child vaccinated
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    CU PAN from official at table with vaccines to child being vaccinated
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    TV People waiting
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    CU Women with child vaccinated
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    CU Women and children vaccinated (2 shots)
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    LV PAN Crowd around doctors
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    Background: After prolonged drought in West Africa, the rains of June and July have caused an outbreak of yellow fever. In an effort to counter the danger, a mass vaccination programme has been instigated in the Ivory Coast. The campaign also includes anti-smallpox vaccinations.

    The entire population of the country is to be vaccinated. The campaign started on 2 September and within 10 days, two million of the five million people in the Ivory Coast had been vaccinated.

    The campaign is being conducted by the Ivorian Public Health Ministry with vaccines provided by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation.

    Yellow fever is a highly infectious tropical and subtropical disease. West Africa has long been regarded as the home of the virus.

    Because of Africa's vast forest areas, tight control of the disease through spraying is not feasible, so protection has been achieved with individual vaccination such as this programme in the Ivory Coast.

    The disease is carried mainly by a type of mosquito and some forest animals, such as monkeys. The recent rain has brought back the danger of mosquito infestation, and vaccination campaigns have become imperative.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC0GYWYU4J89EO13R6SE68KWEW
    Media URN:
    VLVAC0GYWYU4J89EO13R6SE68KWEW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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