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Sudan: Four dead, 25 infected with acute watery diarrhoea

October 27 - 2016 EL HAJ YOUSIF
File photo by Albert González Farran / Unamid)
File photo by Albert González Farran / Unamid)

At least four people have died and more than 25 others have reportedly been infected with acute watery diarrhoea at Albanjadeed hospital in Sudan’s El Haj Yousif, north of the capital Khartoum.

One of the relatives of the infected revealed to Radio Dabanga the death of a child on Monday and three other people on Tuesday and Wednesday.

He said that all the dead were from Square 4 of Darulsalam in El Haj Yousif, among them Nasser and Abdullah.

He added that there were more than 25 infected with acute watery diarrhoea at the hospital including two of his relatives; Abdulrahman Mahdi and Musab Mohammed Musa.

He said that the infected have been isolated and placed in a separate ward as well as preventing the patients’ escorts from entering the ward.

He said that the doctors have not identified the source of the infection.

Epidemic

In late September, the Sudanese Health Minister, Bahar Idriss Abu Garda, confirmed the deaths of 71 and infection of 3,771 people due to the epidemic in six States including Kassala, El Gedaref, Sennar, El Gezira, the Blue Nile and the River Nile.


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