2002 - Cholera in Burundi- Update 2
29 August 2002
Disease Outbreak Reported
As of 22 August, the Ministry of Health has reported a total of 591 cases including 8 deaths (case-fatality rate, 1.35%) in Bujumbura since the outbreak began on 17 June 2002 (see previous report). In Bubanza province the Ministry of Health has reported 46 cases including 3 deaths (case-fatality rate, 6.52%) from 5-30 July and 157 cases including 2 deaths (case-fatality rate, 1.27%) in Cibitoke province from 2 July to 11 August.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), is working with the Ministry of Health and nongovenrmental organizations to coordinate the response.