Dengue fever epidemic in Burkina Faso

The university hospital Yalgado Ouédraogo in Ouagadougou is overwhelmed while treating approximately 7 patients with dengue fever every day. Seven people are reported to have died from dengue in the city.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure will vary from place to place within the city and may be high in many localities.

All travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.