Angola's yellow fever death toll rises to 225: Health Minister

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

Reuters| Last Updated: Apr 06, 2016, 07:35 AM IST

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