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Malaria epidemic in Burundi

12 Aug 2019

The World Health Organization  has reported that transmisson of malaria in Burundi is greater than expected and has reached epidemic proprotions with just under 6 million cases of malaria being reported between 2 December 2018 and 21 July 2019 across the country; there have been 1801 malaria-associated deaths in the same period.

Advice for Travellers

At this time malaria prevention advice for travellers to Burundi is unchanged: the entire country is a high risk area and antimalarial chemoprophylaxis is advised.

The importance of following existing guidance including avoidance of mosquito bites at all times is emphasized.

For further information see Malaria.