A new case of yellow fever detected in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital was transmitted by a local mosquito, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, raising the possibility of a wider outbreak of the disease in the country. The case, confirmed this week after testing by the Pasteur Institute in Dakar and the National Institute of Biomedical Research,

was not an imported case from neighboring Angola as other recent cases were, WHO spokesman Eugene Kabambi said. “Measures are being taken to strengthen investigation around this case to prevent the spread,” Kabambi said in an email. “Social mobilization activities and surveillance are going on with WHO support.” CONTINUE