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Angola's yellow fever death toll rises to 225

A WHO official on 18 March said the outbreak, which broke out late last year, had killed 158 people in Angola.

FILE: The Aedes Aegypti mosquito larvae photographed at a laboratory of the Ministry of Health of El Salvador in San Salvador. Picture: Marvin Recinos/AFP.

LUANDA - The death toll from yellow fever outbreak in Angola has risen to 225, with an estimated 1,600 cases now recorded, Health Minister Luis Sambo said on Tuesday.

Sambo told a news conference after meeting with World Health Organisation officials that the disease had spread to 16 of the country's 18 provinces.

"We need to increase the response capacity ... in both technological resources (such) as medicines and vaccines, as well as in personnel," he said.

A WHO official on 18 March said the outbreak, which broke out late last year, had killed 158 people in Angola.