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Sudan Surveillance Week 26 (26 June 2 July 2010)

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  • Sudan Surveillance Week 26 (26 June 2 July 2010)

    Full report: http://ocha-gwapps1.unog.ch/rw/rwb.nsf/db900sid/FBUO-879JN6/$File/full_report.pdf

    excerpts:

    Diseases of public health importance Acute respiratory infections (ARI), bloody diarrhoea (BD), clinical malaria (MAL), remained the leading causes of morbidity. In addition, 9 cases of suspected meningitis were reported from West Darfur, 2 cases from North Darfur while there were no cases in South Darfur during the reporting week. There were 8 deaths notified through the EWARS system, from West Darfur.

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    Dengue fever in Red Sea state
    In 2010, the total number of suspected cases of dengue fever (DF) has reached 3 754 including 12 deaths (CFR 0.33%). Reduction in number of reported cases is clearly noted in recent weeks following intensive vector control and health education efforts.

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    Meningitis situation in northern states
    In 2010, a total of 1 319 suspected cases of meningitis including 77 deaths (CFR: 5.8%) were reported from north Sudan. The total number of suspected cases of meningitis reported from Greater Darfur has reached 1 013 with 48 deaths (CFR 4.7%). More than 400 000 people have been vaccinated against meningitis in 2010.

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    Diarrhoeal disease in northern states
    Since April 2010, the total number of suspected cases of acute diarrhea has reached 20 488 with 6 deaths (CFR 0.03%). The number of cases has returned to normal/baseline levels.
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