Twelve students of the University of the Holy Koran and Abu Baker Osman College in Sudan’s El Gezira State have been stricken with acute watery diarrhoea. They have transferred to Wad Madani hospital.
One of the students told Radio Dabanga that the students were infected as a result of contamination of drinking water in the students’ boarding house during this week.
He pointed out the number of the infected students in the state has increased steadily.
Last week Walid Abdelrahim Abdallah and Abdelaziz Mohamed who are studying at the Faculty of Abubaker Osman in El Gezira died as a result of watery diarrhoea.
Addressing a health conference in Atbara in Sudan's River Nile State last week, Ismail El Kamish, the Director of Environmental Health at Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health, said that 5,000 people have been infected with watery diarrhoea across six states in Sudan recently.
He warned the public not to use unsafe drinking water, and to dispose of both solid and liquid household waste properly.