Epidemic in Congo

For about a month now, the Republic of Congo has been experiencing an acute flaccid paralysis epidemic outbreak, which has so far affected 123 people and killed 61, i.e. a 50% lethality rate. It is now confirmed to be a Wild Polio Virus Type 1 outbreak which requires immediate vaccination campaign (2-3 rounds) to interrupt transmission.

Source: GLIDEnumber

Disaster Information
Name: 
Epidemic in Congo
Region: 
Congo
Occurance Date: 
09/11/2010
latitude: 
-0.228021
longitude: 
15.8277