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37 Dead, 191 Infected As Yellow Fever Strikes In Angola

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An outbreak of yellow fever in Angola has killed 37 people since December with eight new cases reported in the last 24 hours, the country’s national director of health Adelaide de Carvalho says.

The outbreak of yellow fever, which is transmitted by mosquito bites, began in the Luanda suburb of Viana but has spread to other areas of the southern African country with 191 people infected so far.

Symptoms of yellow fever include sudden fever, severe headache, nausea, vomiting and fatigue.

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