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Event: EP Epidemic
Number: 2024-000037
Country: BFA Burkina Faso
Date (YMD): 2024-1-1
Information Source:IFRC
Comments: In 2023, there were a cumulative total of 2190 measles cases with five deaths. However, the situation in 2024 far surpasses these figures. From week 1 to week 9 alone, there have been 3050 suspected cases and 10 deaths. These numbers for 2024 significantly exceed those of the preceding three years (2021 to 2023). While all health regions are affected, the Central, North-Central, North, Boucle du Mouhoun, and Hauts-Bassins regions have reported the highest number of cases. Active measles outbreaks persist in districts such as Boulmiougou and Bogodogo in the Central region, Ouahigouya in the North region, Tougouri in the North-Central region, and Boromo and Solenzo in the Boucle du Mouhoun region. Additionally, new outbreaks have emerged in the Nongr-Masom health district in the Central region (20 cases in week 8 and 31 cases in week 9) and the Dori health district in the Sahel region (8 cases in week 8_2024 and 28 cases in week 9_2024). As of week 9 of 2024, Sig-Nonghin, Tenado, Kaya, Manni, Dandé, Orodara, and Zorgho are identified as new districts at risk of epidemic.
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