Across Burkina Faso, at least 570 people have reportedly died from Dengue complications between January 1 to November 19, according to the Burkinabe Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday, the director of the Health Emergency Response Operations Center (CORUS), Joseph Soubeiga, said health officials reported over 13,890 cases including 6,820 probable cases and 59 deaths between November 13 to 19.
From January 1 to November, more than 123,000 suspected cases have been reported, including 56,637 probable cases and 570 deaths, with a fatality rate of 1 percent he said.
According to the ministry, the main centers of dengue cases in the country are Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso.
Meanwhile, Tongmei Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Togo, most of the drugs for the treatment of dengue produced recently have been requested and purchased by the Burkinabe market