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Six die of ‘diarrhoea’ in eastern Sudan’s Kassala

October 3 - 2018 KASSALA
Sudanese people await medical treatment in a hospital in Sudan (file photo)
Sudanese people await medical treatment in a hospital in Sudan (file photo)

On Sunday and Monday, six acute diarrhoea patients died in Kassala state.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, an activist reported that four patients died in El Digein in Aroma on Sunday. Two others died on Monday.

“There are hardly any healthcare workers in the area. Therefore, we do not know the causes of the diarrhoea,” he said.

He called on the authorities to intervene to contain the disease.

Chikungunya

Kassala is currently plagued by chikungunya fever. The outbreak began in August after heavy rains hit the state and El Gash river flooded large pieces of land.

Earlier this week, government officials reported that at least 13,400 people are infected with the mosquito-borne disease. More than 2,000 patients must have died.

According to medical doctor and university professor Tajeldin Mohamedein, “the health of many people in eastern Sudan is far from good because of poor nutrition caused by poverty”.

 

 

 

 

 


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