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10 Apr 2007 description

Regional Team: SWAN

Disaster Declared: 04/10/07

Brief Description: Between January and April 2007, Government of Burkina Faso (GOBF) health authorities reported more than 19,500 cases of meningitis in the country, causing 1,337 deaths as of April 4. From January to March 2007, the number of reported cases exceeded 19,000, which equaled the total number of reported cases during the last major meningitis outbreak in Burkina Faso in 1996. According to the U.N.