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Burundi: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2019

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Burundi
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Épidémie

According to [WHO], 795 cholera cases including 6 deaths (of which 5 were located in Bujumbura city) were registered from 1 June to 4 October 2019 in the health districts of Cibitoke, Rugombo, Isare, Bubanza, Bujumbura Centre, Bujumbura North and Bujumbura South. Since the declaration of the cholera epidemic in these areas on 5 June 2019 by the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight Against AIDS (MoH), new cases of the disease have been registered in Bujumbura Mairie, Rumonge, Mwaro and Bubanza provinces, mainly due to insufficient drinking water and inadequate hygiene practices in households. (OCHA, 7 Oct 2019)

From 1 June to 5 November 2019, a total of 1 064 cases with six deaths (CFR 0.6%) were reported from 11 health districts. The most affected health districts are Bujumbura North (328 cases), Bujumbura Centre (144 cases) and Bujumbura South (125 cases) in Bujumbura Mairie, Isale (155 cases) in Bujumbura rural province, Cibitoke (194 cases) in Cibitoke province. (WHO, 15 Dec 2019)

The Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS declared the end of the cholera outbreak in Burundi on 17 January 2020. From 1 June to 5 November 2019, a total of 1 064 cases with six deaths (CFR 0.6%) were reported from 11 health districts. (WHO, 26 Jan 2020)