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  • Burkina Faso - Tapoa: At least 25 people died of unknown disease in the past 3 weeks - meningitis confirmed


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapoa_Province

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    Burkina / Tapoa: At least 25 people carried away by an unknown lightning disease

    By AB. AIB - January 30, 20193253

    Fada N'Gourma, Jan. 30, 2019 (AIB) - At least 25 people died of a lightning and unknown illness as of January 29, 2019, in the villages of Kpégnanfoanou and Boguel (Tapoa). AIB from health and administrative sources.

    In the space of three weeks, at least 25 people lost their lives in Kpégnanfoanou and Boguel, two villages located about 100 km from Diapaga, in the province of Tapoa (East).

    The victims, mostly young people, were swept away in less than 48 hours by an illness that spread like wildfire in the area.

    The balance sheet could, unfortunately, get heavier over time, we are told by medical sources who say they are struggling to determine the source of what could be a start of an epidemic.

    The disease is manifested in particular by chronic vomiting and a high fever.

    The patients were admitted to surrounding health centers and, as a precaution, schools in both villages were closed after the death of a student from Kpégnanfoanou, under the same circumstances.

    Administrative authorities complained to the AIB because they were alerted only on January 29, 2019, while the evil has been raging for three weeks.

    They deplore the attitude of people who have assimilated the situation to a supernatural phenomenon.

    Burkina Information Agency

    js / ata

    https://www.aib.media/blog/2019/01/3...ante-inconnue/

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    25 deaths in the Tapoa: The meningitis track envisaged

    Posted on 30 January 2019 by Rédaction B24 135 0

    As of January 29, 2019, 25 people lost their lives as a result of an evil not yet formally determined in the Tapoa, in the Eastern region, reports the Burkina News Agency. But the government is considering the track of meningitis and lassa fever.

    25 people died in the villages of Kpégnanfoanou and Boguel in the Tapoa, on January 29, 2019. The disease, not yet determined, overcomes the victims "in less than 48 hours," according to the IYB. It is manifested by vomiting and a high fever.

    Meningitis or lassa fever

    The evil, which has been raging for three weeks, has been assimilated by the people to a supernatural phenomenon, but health officials are trying to determine its nature. Schools in both villages were closed as a precautionary measure. The administrative authorities, they say they have not been informed since January 29, according to always the AIB.

    Government spokesman Remis Dandjinou said on January 30, 2019, at the end of the cabinet, that the meningitis track is mainly considered. "It turns out, after examination, that there are risks that meningitis has affected these people," he says.

    However, another possibility is under consideration, including lassa fever. "Studies are being done to find out exactly that it is not something else," adds Minister Dandjinou, adding that "the person who would be the first to have triggered the disease came from Benin" .

    Remis Dandjinou urged the population to be cautious and to refer immediately to health facilities, especially in case of persistent fever. He announces that measures are being implemented to contain the evil.

    Burkina 24

    http://burkina24.com/2019/01/30/25-m...ite-envisagee/
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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    Burkina: 25 people died of meningitis in Tapoa


    Home> News> Society • • Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 16h02min
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    The Minister of Health has made an oral communication to the Council regarding the death of 25 men from meningitis in Tapoa. There is a risk of meningitis and the health services are hard at work to counter the disease.
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    http://lefaso.net/spip.php?article87749

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    Burkina Faso: Meningitis epidemic causes 25 deaths in Tapoa (Gvt)

    By Boureima - January 30, 2019 1115 0

    Following reports of the sudden death of 25 people in the Tapoa in eastern Burkina Faso, the government said Wednesday, January 30, 2019, after the Prime Minister's Council of Ministers Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré, that the phenomenon is caused by an epidemic of meningitis.

    The new Minister of Health, Léonie Claudine Lougué born Sorgho, made an oral communication to the Council on the death of 25 people of meningitis in the Tapoa ", said Remis Fulgance Dandjinou, Minister of Communication, spokesman of the government .

    "There is a risk of meningitis and the health services are hard at work to counter the disease," said Dandjinou.
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    By Bernard BOUGOUM

    https://www.wakatsera.com/burkina-un...s-la-tapoa-gvt
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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      Meningitis in Burkina: The health actors gathered to define the response strategy

      Posted on 8 February 2019 by Revelyn 51 0

      Following the recent outbreak of meningitis in the eastern region of Burkina Faso, the various health actors are meeting in Ouagadougou this Friday, February 8, 2019 to better provide tools for surveillance and response to epidemiological diseases.

      Doctors are formal, the many deaths in the eastern region are due to an epidemic of meningococcal meningitis C.

      "Fortunately, with the sanitary measures implemented since January 28, no case of death has been recorded and the situation is now under control", reassured Noëllie Clotilde Claudine Lougué / Sorgho, the Minister of Health in his speech delivered by the governor of the center, Sibiri de Issa Ouedraogo.

      Nevertheless, she calls for vigilance to detect the slightest warning signs. Despite the measures taken, the risk of an epidemic remains in this year 2019. Indeed, this period of the year laden with dry wind and dust is conducive to the transmission of disease and for several reasons. The geographical and security situation of the country makes the struggle difficult, including difficulties in implementing routine vaccination in remote and difficult to access areas. Other germs of meningitis also persist, notably meningococcus serogroup W but also the emergence of other types such as meningococci serogroup X and C.

      The regional health directorates and regional governors are then gathered in Ouaga to lead the reflection on the management of the epidemiological season of 2019.

      For Robert Karama, Secretary General of the Ministry of Health, this meeting of information and awareness of regional actors should allow them to appropriate the plans for surveillance and response to diseases at epidemiological risk and particularly meningitis, the different activities to be implemented before during and after the epidemic.

      In her speech, the minister recalls that Burkina Faso has not experienced a meningitis epidemic in 2018, and the number of new cases has increased from 2,648 in 2017 to 2,422 in 2018.

      However, the country has not experienced any type A meningitis epidemic since 2010, due to the preventive vaccination campaign against meningitis A with the vaccine "MenAfrivac" and the introduction of this vaccine in the vaccination program of meningitis A children.

      WHO Representative in Burkina Chantal Kambire reassured that WHO is standing with Burkina to help fight diseases effectively.

      Revelyn SOME

      Burkina 24

      https://burkina24.com/2019/02/08/men...ie-de-riposte/
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