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Title: Responding to the threat of urban yellow fever outbreaks
Authors: Wilder-Smith, Annelies
Monath, Thomas P.
Issue Date: 2016
Source: Wilder-Smith, A., & Monath, T. P. (2017). Responding to the threat of urban yellow fever outbreaks. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 17(3), 248-250.
Series/Report no.: The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Abstract: When in April, 2016, WHO declared the yellow fever epidemic in Angola a global threat, it was because yellow fever appeared in Luanda, the capital city of Angola, causing a rapidly spreading urban outbreak due to the massive movement of people to and from the city and easy access to international airports, with daily connections to Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Nearly 45 years had elapsed since a similar urban yellow fever epidemic occurred in Angola in 1971 (a smaller one occurred in 1988); in that interval, urbanisation has increased at record rates, with more than 62% of the population now living in urban areas.
ISSN: 1473-3099
DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30588-6
Schools: Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) 
Rights: © The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an Open Access article under the CC BY license.
Fulltext Permission: open
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