Management Problems of Trans-Frontier Yellow Fever Cases in Burkina Faso 2010


This last decade, Burkina Faso has been confronted with yellow fever confirmed cases, mainly from Western part of the country. In 2010, National Reference laboratory of yellow fever received 970 sera of suspected cases from the 65 Health Districts of the country. We found 11 positive results by ELISA test researching specific IgM against yellow fever. An aliquot of these eleven positive sera were sent to Dakar for confirmation by sero neutralization and RT-PCR. Eight have been confirmed by regional laboratory of Pasteur Institute of Dakar and three were classified as doubtful. Confirmed cases were manly notified by Sindou (4/8) and Mangodara (3/8) Health Districts and the last one came from Nongr-masson health District situated in the central part of the country. Three out of the four confirmed cases in Sindou Health District were resident from neighboring village in Ivory Cost. Conformed cases coming from neighboring villages of Ivory Cost were difficult to manage because of the relative lack of coordination between the two health centers responsible in two different countries. The three cases were not notified to Ivory Cost Health authorities and, in addition, they didn’t benefit from the Burkina Faso response plan. The goal of this work is to present results from National Reference yellow fever laboratory in 2010 in Burkina Faso and stressing trans-frontier cases management problems in order to suggest a multinational mechanism of response to fight against this disease more effectively.

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S. Yaro, A. Ouoba, A. Zango, J. Rouamba, A. Drabo, S. Ouangraoua, F. Samandoulougou-Kirakoya, J. Macq, A. Robert and J. Ouedraogo, "Management Problems of Trans-Frontier Yellow Fever Cases in Burkina Faso 2010," Advances in Infectious Diseases, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 84-88. doi: 10.4236/aid.2013.32013.

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