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Fevers in Kassala, measles, floods in Darfur

August 26 - 2018 KASSALA / DARFUR
Aedes aegypti, the principal mosquito vector of Dengue viruses (vectorbase.org)
Aedes aegypti, the principal mosquito vector of Dengue viruses (vectorbase.org)

The residents of Kassala have complained of the spread of unidentified fevers west and east of the city. Doctors from Kassala have confirmed to Radio Dabanga the spread of the disease in various districts and the escalation of their rates.

They have explained that the symptoms are difficult movement of the feet, the infection is transmitted by mosquitoes and that the patients receive treatment in their homes without hospitalisation for fear of the spread of infection.

The residents have strongly criticised the health services for failing to provide medical care to the infected and failure to raise awareness of ways to prevent the disease, although it spread more than a month ago.

Measles in Darfur

The residents of El Tomat area in South Darfur have been complained of the spread of measles, especially among children and that they have informed the authorities without finding any response.

The health sector of the Sudanese Communist Party has earlier announced that the number of cases of measles in the states of Darfur have amounted to hundreds, that the government has formed teams to investigate and monitor cases, and that education campaigns and distribution of medical aid related have not reach the patients and heath units despite their handing them over by the donors to the stores before the holy month of Ramadan.

On Friday, rains and torrents destroyed more than 200 houses in Um Dukhun locality in Central Darfur, as well as flooding the market.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that the flood of Kili Valley overflowed the southern districts and the market of Um Dukhun, caused serious property losses and damage of large amounts of food and the consumer goods in the market, especially sugar and flour estimated at thousands of Pounds.

Five drown in swollen East Darfur river

Five people died when the river of Bahr El Arab in East Darfur flooded while 15 others were rescued. 

 


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