Burkina Faso: Dengue Outbreak - Sep 2017
Following an outbreak in late 2016, Burkina Faso experienced sporadic cases of dengue fever at the beginning of the year until week 10 of 2017, when cases eventually ceased. However, from week 31 (week ending 6 August 2017), there has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of dengue fever in the country, especially around the districts of Ouagadougou, the capital city. On 28 September 2017, the Ministry of Health formally declared the outbreak. During week 40 (week ending 8 October 2017), 525 suspected cases including two deaths (case fatality rate 0.4%) were reported. Of these, 329 cases were classified as probable. The majority of the new suspected cases were from Bogodogo (276) and Nogr-massom (115) districts, respectively (WHO, 13 Oct 2017)
The incidence of dengue fever in Burkina Faso continues to increase exponentially, particularly in the Central Region of the country, around the capital city, Ougadougou. During week 43 (week ending 29 October 2017), a total of 2,566 new suspected cases and two deaths (case fatality rate 0.1%) were reported in the country, compared with 2,232 cases with two deaths reported in week 42. Fifty-five percent (1,417) of the new suspected cases and the two deaths were from the Central Region, with an attack rate of 52 cases per 100,000 population. (WHO, 3 Nov 2017)
In week 46 (week ending 19 November 2017), 971 new suspected dengue fever cases (with no deaths) have been reported, compared to 1 502 cases reported in week 45. During the reporting week, the attack rate in the Central Region fell from 35 cases per 100 000 people in week 45 to 22 cases per 100 000 people (in week 46) – a 50% reduction. Meanwhile, the attack rate for the whole country reduced from eight cases per 100 000 people in week 45 to 5 cases per 100 000 people in week 46. (WHO, 1 Dec 2017)
Weekly case counts have decreased since week 44. The majority (62%) of cases have been reported in the central region, notably in Ouagadougou (the capital). Dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, and 3 are circulating, with serotype 2 predominating (72%). (WHO, 9 Feb 2018)
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Les acteurs de la santé font l’état des lieux pour des actions futures
Le ministère de la santé a procédé à l’ouverture de la revue après action de riposte à l’épidémie de la dengue au Burkina Faso en 2017. La cérémonie d’ouverture a eu lieu le mardi 17 avril 2018, à Ouagadougou.
Burkina Faso has been experiencing an epidemic of dengue fever since week 31 of 2017 (week ending on 6 August). WHO officially declared the outbreak on 28 September 2017. Unlike the previous occurrence in 2016, several serotypes of dengue have been detected and the number of cases quickly exceeded past seasonal outbreaks.
Des journalistes renforcent leur capacité sur la dengue
Le ministère de Santé, a organisé une rencontre d’information avec des femmes et hommes de la presse le mardi 24 octobre 2017 à Ouagadougou. La situation épidémiologique, le plan de lutte contre la dengue ainsi que le bilan des activités de communication sur la dengue au Burkina Faso étaient au menu des échanges.
Depuis le mois de septembre 2017, la ville de Ouagadougou connait des cas de dengue. En effet le 28 septembre, au lendemain de l’ordinaire Conseil des ministres, au cours duquel le ministre de la Santé avait fait une communication orale relative à la situation épidémiologique de la dengue au Burkina Faso, il déclarait officiellement la survenue de l’épidémie dans la région sanitaire du Centre. Et lors du Conseil des ministres du 18 octobre, le ministre est revenu à la charge pour faire le point de l’épidémiologique et des actions réalisées depuis sa déclaration de l’épidémie.