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Six cholera patients die, 48 new cases recorded in Sudan

August 14 - 2017 SENNAR / CENTRAL DARFUR
An improvised cholera ward in White Nile state (AP)
An improvised cholera ward in White Nile state (AP)

Six cholera patients died in various regions in Sudan, and 48 people were infected over the weekend.

A medical source told Radio Dabanga that the isolation centre in El Dindir in eastern Sudan’s Sennar recorded one cholera death on Saturday.

The patient came from Rumeila village, east of the town. The centre recorded two new cases from other villages on Sunday.

About 25 residents of Um Benin village, 12 km south-east of Singa, the capital of Sennar, fell ill during the weekend.

“The cholera isolation ward in Singa received four patients from Um Benin on Saturday. On Sunday, we recorded another 21 cases among related families in the village,” a health worker reported.

He said that a medical team was sent to the village to contain the situation, and added that four former patients were discharged from the isolation ward in Singa on Sunday.

Central Darfur camp coordinator El Shafee Abdallah told this station that the isolation unit at the Royal Hospital of the state capital Zalingei is currently treating 37 patients.

He said that three displaced people died from cholera and 21 others attracted the infectious disease in the Hamidiya and Hassahissa camps near Zalingei during the past four days.


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