Global Alert and Response (GAR)

2002 - Cholera in Burundi- Update

14 August 2002

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 5 August, the Ministry of Health has reported a total of 577 cases including 8 deaths since the outbreak began on 17 June 2002, with the majority of cases in Bujumbura Rurale (see previous report).  The epidemic appears to be in decline.

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