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    Kala-Azar cases on the rise in Sudan’s Gedaref State: WHO
    19 May 2022In News

    May 18, 2022 (AL-QADARIF) – At least 303 Kala-azar cases, including 91 cases among children under the age of five, and eight associated deaths have been reported in Sudan’s Gedaref State since January, putting the case fatality rate at 2.7 per cent, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

    Also known as Visceral Leishmaniasis, Kala-azar, is a life-threatening disease caused by Leishmania parasites transmitted by female sandflies. The disease causes fever, weight loss, spleen and liver enlargement and death, if not properly treated.

    A situational analysis shows Kala-azar is endemic in Gedaref and over the past couple of years the number of cases in the state has been on the rise.

    According to a recent report from the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and Red Crescent Societies, about 2,100 cases of Kala-azar were reported in 2019, 2,136 cases in 2020 and 2,973 cases in 2021 in Gedaref...

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