On Wednesday, the World Health Organization said that the ongoing yellow fever outbreak in the African countries of Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo
does not mean there is a public health emergency as of now, but caution is still necessary.
The organization estimated in a statement that there have been 6,000 suspected cases and 1,000 laboratory-confirmed cases of yellow fever, a viral disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes.
According to Dr. Peter Salama, executive director of the WHO Health Emergency Program, though Yellow Fever cases continue to be reported this year,
the last confirmed cases were reported back June 23 in Angola and July 12 in the Congo.