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  • Sudan reports outbreak of mosquito-borne Chikungunya disease in eastern state

    Source: http://news.trust.org/item/20180925181809-8ozv6/

    Sudan reports outbreak of mosquito-borne Chikungunya disease in eastern state
    by Reuters
    Tuesday, 25 September 2018 18:18 GMT

    The outbreak began in recent weeks when heavy rains pummeled the area, which led to the flooding of a major river in Kassala

    By Khalid Abdelaziz

    KHARTOUM, Sept 25 (Reuters) - More than 11,000 people in Sudan's eastern state of Kassala have been infected over the past month by Chikungunya, a debilitating mosquito-borne viral disease, but no deaths have been reported, a Sudanese official said on Tuesday...

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    Source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201810030560.html


    2 October 2018
    Radio Dabanga (Amsterdam)
    Sudan: Chikungunya Numbers Spike in Sudan's Kassala

    Kassala — Government officials in Kassala report that 13,400 people have been infected with the mosquito-borne chikungunya fever on Sunday, an increase of 23 per cent in a week time.

    The Kassala deputy-governor and the spokesman Majzoub Abu Musa Majzoub said that the number of cases, popularly known as Kankasha, has decreased in the locality west of Kassala. "But more cases remain in the eastern part of Kassala."

    Kassala state government reported one week ago that 10,900 people were infected in the state during the past weeks, meaning there has been an increase of 23 per cent in the recorded number of cases in one week' time...

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      45 dead from chikungunya in Kassala
      October 4 - 2018 KASSALA

      The Central Sudanese Doctors’ Committee has announced the death of 45 people of chikungunya* fever, popularly known as kankasha in Kassala Teaching Hospital, service centres, and a number of regular health facilities. They have also recorded more than 16,800 cases of infection.

      In a statemen, the committee highlighted that some of the deaths have not been reported to the health institutions. There are also cases of suspected dengue fever in the states of El Gedaref and El Gezira and the committee warned of the danger of health conditions in Sudan.

      The Federal Ministry of Health and the state government denied any deaths. Commissioner Osman Mutasim confirmed at a press conference that the total number of cases is 14,300.

      Health sources in El Gedaref state reported 44 cases of chikungunya fever until Monday.
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      https://www.dabangasudan.org/en/all-...nya-in-kassala
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