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    Mysterious disease strikes Sudanese people in South Darfur

    by Ayaz Ahmet November 17, 2022

    The Central Committee of Physicians of the country announced the emergence of a new epidemic, the symptoms of which include fever, body aches, agitation and sudden loss of consciousness. It has not yet been diagnosed, indicating that it originated in the Gereida region, South Darfur. , and more than 100 people were injured as a result, stressing that no deaths have been recorded so far.


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    Doctors Committee: A new, unknown epidemic is sweeping through Sudan

    Last update: Wednesday 21 Rabi’ al-Thani 1444 AH – November 16, 2022 KSA 12:04 – GMT 09:04.
    Date of publication: Wednesday 21 Rabi’ al-Thani 1444 AH – November 16, 2022 KSA 11:38 – GMT 08:38

    A few days after the launch of appeals due to the spread of " dengue fever " in several Sudanese regions, the Central Committee of Doctors in the country announced the emergence of another epidemic.

    And she added, in a statement on Wednesday, that the new disease is unknown and has not been diagnosed yet.

    100 hits

    It also stated that it appeared in Gereida locality, South Darfur, and resulted in the injury of more than 100 people.

    She confirmed that no deaths have been recorded so far.

    She also revealed that his symptoms include fever, body aches, agitation, and sudden loss of consciousness.

    In turn, doctors at Gereida Hospital in the Sudanese state of South Darfur reported that the hospital received between yesterday and this morning more than 100 strange convulsions.

    They added, in a statement to Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath, that the injured complained of headaches and pain in the neck and back, some of which were accompanied by convulsions and severe screaming.

    They also followed that the cases are increasing, explaining that when they are calmed down with drugs for a few hours, they soon return to their previous state.

    The local leader in the region, Jacob al-Malik, added that most of the cases received were for girls from Gereida Secondary School.

    While Laila Hamad Al-Nile, responsible for the Response and Epidemic Control Department at the Federal Ministry of Health, confirmed that the ministry has not yet confirmed the nature of the widespread fevers, stressing that the ministry's laboratories will examine the samples upon their arrival, to announce the results.

    Dengue sweeps the country

    These developments came days after the authorities in Sudan announced the emergence of "dengue fever" in 8 states, as well as an increase in malaria cases.

    The Ministry of Health also indicated at the time that the injuries affected the states of Greater Darfur and Kordofan, in addition to the Red Sea, Kassala and the White Nile.

    She added that the state of North Darfur is the most affected so far by the disease, as hundreds of people have been infected, noting that hundreds of cases of malaria have also emerged.

    While local officials in North Darfur appealed to the central authorities and international organizations to intervene urgently to limit the spread of diseases.

    It is noteworthy that Sudan suffers from several living crises, most notably economic problems such as increased taxes, poverty and unemployment, as well as the weakness of the medical system in the country due to the Corona virus crisis as well.
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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