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Malaria fever kills more than 700 people in Burundi – Govt

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Image result for Malaria fever in BurundiBurundi’s government says more than 700 people across the country have died of malaria fever this year, and more than 8 million of the 11 million people living in Burundi were sickened by malaria in 2016.

The Ministry of Health says the country is facing a malaria epidemic that mostly affects pregnant women and children under age 5.

The country’s north and northeast have been badly hit and the government says $31m is needed to stem the scourge.

Burundi, which has been wracked by political violence since 2015, also faces food shortages that have left many at risk of starvation.

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