700 dead, 1.8 million infected with Malaria in Burundi

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Malaria has killed hundreds of people and infected close to two million in Burundi as the government struggles to contain a rising epidemic.
Burundi’s Health Minister Josiane Nijimbere said on Monday that “some 700 deaths” had been registered across the country since the start of this year.
“Burundi faces a malaria epidemic,” Nijimbere said, adding that latest figures showed a 17-percent increase from the same period last year.
The minister was commenting on a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), which said recently that from January 1 to March 10 this year, 1.8 million Malaria infections were registered in Burundi.
Three thousand people died last year from an infected population of 8.2 million people in the African country of 11 million people

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