Burundi officials struggle to control the spread of cholera

Health officials continue to struggel to control cholera outbreaks in Burundi. To date, there have been a total of 12 deaths and 600 cases reported since August. A new outbreak started at Nyanza Lac, Makamba province, where 80 new cases have been reported, 64 of whom were hospitalized. The current epidemic began on 5 August in the southern town of Rumonge in Bururi province and then spread to Bujumbura, and provinces of Bujumbura Rural, Bubanza, Cibitoke and Makamba.

Travellers to Burundi should be aware of the risk of exposure to cholera and take all necessary precautions to avoid consuming contaminated food and water.

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