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PUBH-100: Global Issues in Public Health

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Burkina Faso is a country located in Africa and surrounded by Mali, Niger, Cote d’lvoire, Ghana, Benin and Togo. As of 2017, it has a human population of 17.3 million. Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries and has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world. HIV/AIDS, malaria, yellow fever, and dengue fever affect thousands of people in Burkina Faso. Dengue Fever is a viral infection, which is spread by mosquitoes to humans. It is easily caught in highly populated areas. On November 6, 2017 it was reported that there have been 9,029 cases, and 18 deaths of Dengue Fever in the country. The virus has spread quickly all over the country. Currently, there are no treatments or vaccines available. The Center for Disease Control advises people to wear neutral colors, long sleeves, and securely locking all doors and windows, to limit mosquito contact.

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