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Resurgence of Yellow Fever in Africa Prompts a Counterattack

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Science  25 May 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5828, pp. 1109
DOI: 10.1126/science.316.5828.1109

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Experts tracking the resurgence of yellow fever across Africa worry about one scenario in particular: simultaneous outbreaks in several of the continent's teeming megacities. In response, a major initiative to protect the populations at highest risk was announced at the World Health Assembly last week.