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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
March 11, 2020

Location:  Ouagadougou

Event:  On March 9, 2020, the Burkina Faso Ministry of Health announced two confirmed cases of Burkinabe nationals with COVID-19.  The patients are being treated at a local health facility in Ouagadougou. Burkinabe health authorities noted that based on the contacts of these two imported cases, a third Burkinabe national is quarantined.

While Burkina Faso is not designated as a location where community transmission of COVID-19 has occurred, everyone has a role to play in staying healthy.

Actions to Take:

  • Stay home when sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Frequently wash hands with soap and water.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces.
  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
  • Seek medical care right away if you believe you may have COVID-19 (or similar symptoms) or were exposed to someone who may have COVID-19 in the last six weeks.


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