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Burundi | Ebola Preparedness Dashboard (September 2019)

SITUATION UPDATE

At the end of August some 3,054 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases had been reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with 2,052 deaths (case fatality rate of 67 per cent). During the reporting period, the risk of EVD spreading to Burundi increased due to the spread of the disease to the province of South Kivu on 16 August 2019, however no cases have been confirmed in Burundi. Four alerts were reported and verified during the month, raising the total number of alerts since September 2018 to 33. In August important progress continued to be made towards the targets defined by the EVD Preparedness Operational  Plan. Currently 21 border entry points are screening travellers regularly, with over 311,892 primary screenings conducted during August 2019. Some 1,400 frontline workers have been vaccinated since the start of the campaign on 13 August. Since the beginning of the year some 1.3 million people were reached with EVD related messaging through community engagement and interpersonal communication approaches in the priority health districts. While additional funding contributions are under consideration, preparedness efforts remain underfunded with U$9.5 million still to be secured against planned requirements.

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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Government of Burundi
World Health Organization
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Original Publication Date: 
11 Sep 2019
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Dashboard
Location(s): 
Burundi
Coordination hub(s): 
Bujumbura