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Decline in cholera cases in Sudan

October 28 - 2019 SENNAR / BLUE NILE
Cholera patients in El Gedaref in 2017 (RD)
Cholera patients in El Gedaref in 2017 (RD)

Sennar and Blue Nile state witnessed a significant decline in cholera cases over the past weeks. Health authorities in both states attributed the decline to efforts to combat the disease.

Doctor Mawahib Gismallah, director of Epidemic Control in Sennar, told Radio Dabanga that the recent cholera vaccination campaign contributed significantly to the decline of cholera infection rates in Singa, El Souki and Abu Hujar localities.

She said the state had not seen new cases of the disease in October.

Other areas

Other areas affected by cholera in Blue Nile state saw a decline in the incidence of cholera as well. No new cases have been reported since Friday, when the last two cases were recorded on Friday in the state capital Ed Damazin.

A source working in health care attributed the decline in cases to an intensive awareness-raising campaign and the efforts made by international organisations in the state to control the disease.

Two cases were recently recorded in Ombadda locality in Omdurman, the twin-city of Khartoum.

The Sudanese government acknowledged the presence of cholera in Sudan six weeks ago. Before that the Ministry of Health referred to cases that many believed to be cholera as ‘acute watery diarrhoea’.

 

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Radio Dabanga’s editorial independence means that we can continue to provide factual updates about political developments to Sudanese and international actors, educate people about how to avoid outbreaks of infectious diseases, and provide a window to the world for those in all corners of Sudan. Support Radio Dabanga for as little as €2.50, the equivalent of a cup of coffee.


Radio Dabanga’s editorial independence means that we can continue to provide factual updates about political developments to Sudanese and international actors, educate people about how to avoid outbreaks of infectious diseases, and provide a window to the world for those in all corners of Sudan. Support Radio Dabanga for as little as €2.50, the equivalent of a cup of coffee.


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