Sudan: 130 deaths reported by dengue fever

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Arab Today, arab today Sudan: 130 deaths reported by dengue fever

Dengue fever
Khartoum - Arab Today

According to the Sudanese Ministry of Health, a total of 557 suspected dengue fever cases, including 130 deaths, were recorded in the country between 29 August, when the outbreak started, and 4 December.

The virus initially affected people in Darfur but has now spread to Kassala and Kordofan states, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan reported in its latest weekly bulletin.

According to the Health Ministry, 53 percent of all reported cases are male. The age group between 5-14 years has the highest number of cases (45 percent).

In the five Darfur states, 512 suspected cases, including 125 deaths, were recorded in 27 localities between 29 August and 4 December.

Between 17 October and 4 December, 40 suspected cases, including four deaths, were reported in the six localities of Abyei and Keilak in West Kordofan, El Rif El Shargi, Kadugli, and Habila in South Kordofan, and Sheikan in North Kordofan.

In eastern Sudan's Kassala town, five suspected cases, including one death, were reported between 23 and 26 November.

Sources: MENA

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