Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 8th, 2001
In a special alert message on April 6, 2001, the country team called on the donor community to provide the 3.7 million doses still required to stop the spread of the disease. According to the team, only 30% of the target population has so far been vaccinated against the potentially fatal illness.
According to an April 13, 2001, UN Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN) report, the message said this year's outbreak was "particularly alarming" due to its spread outside the...
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