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  • So. Sudan: Malaria and whooping coughs kill 36 in Jongleiís Duk County

    Source: http://www.sudantribune.com/Malaria-...ghs-kill,41362

    Malaria and whooping coughs kill 36 in Jongleiís Duk County


    January 21, 2012 (PARIAK) - A malaria and whooping cough outbreak in Jonglei Stateís Duk County, has reportedly killed 36 people with a further 761 cases under medical care in Pajut clinic.

    The head of the health centre in Pajut village, Gai Tut, on Saturday told Sudan Tribune that 14 people have died of malaria and over 400 other people of various ages are affected.

    According to Tut, their clinics started receiving malaria and whooping cough cases in their numbers over last few days. He says some patients were lost due to lack of drugs.

    Twenty two people have died and a further 361 are suffering from whooping coughs, a contagious disease caused by Bordetella Parapertussis bacteria.
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