Burundi malaria outbreak at epidemic levels as half of population infected

World Health Organization records 1,800 malaria deaths since start of year, almost equalling number of lives claimed by Ebola in DRC A serious outbreak of malaria in Burundi has reached epidemic proportions, killing almost as many people as the 6 million cases have been recorded since the first week of January to the end of July, with infections reaching crisis levels in May. The figures look on course to outstrip the epidemic of 2017, when more reached epidemic proportions. The national malaria outbreak response plan, which is currently being validated, has highlighted a lack of human, logistical and financial resources for effective response, reported the organisation. The organisation and other experts have blamed a number of issues for the crisis, …