Global Alert and Response (GAR)

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.

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