Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Bujumbura

Location: Worldwide 

Event The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Monkeypox in Multiple Countries.  The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (click here to view the WHO’s determination) 

Actions to Take: 

      • Close contact with sick people, including those with skin lesions or genital lesions. 
      • Contact with dead or live wild animals such as small mammals including rodents (rats, squirrels) and non-human primates (monkeys, apes). 
      • Eating or preparing meat from wild game (bushmeator using products derived from wild animals (creams, lotions, powders). 
      • Contact with contaminated materials used by sick people (such as clothing, bedding, or materials used in healthcare settings) or that came into contact with infected animals. 
    • If you are sick and could have monkeypox, delay travel by public transportation until you have been cleared by a healthcare professional or public health officials.