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Health Ministry registers haemorrhagic fever in North Darfur

November 14 - 2014 EL FASHER

The North Darfur Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have reported that 81 cases of haemorrhagic fever were registered between 28 August and 5 November in El Fasher, Dar El Salam, Kuma, and Tina localities. This includes three fatal cases.

An overwhelming 95 percent of the potentially fatal haemorrhagic cases is from El Fasher locality, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported in its news bulletin this week. The most cases, a total number of 35, in the four localities were reported two weeks ago.

15 out of 22 blood samples tested positive for dengue fever. The results of re-confirmation tests by the WHO are expected to be released soon, the humanitarian office writes.

In South Kordofan, the state's Health Minister acknowledged the spread of hemorrhagic fever in a press release earlier this week. He revealed that 25 people were infected and have been isolated in hospitals, but no deaths have been reported.

File photo: People wait at the emergency room at the hospital in El Fasher city, North Darfur (Albert González Farran / Unamid)


Hemorrhagic fever spreads in Sudan's South Kordofan (11 November 2014)

Seven children die in North Darfur camp, Dengue fever cases in El Fasher (28 October 2014)

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