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  • Sudan - New outbreak of Rift Valley fever in Sudan - Northern State - October 15 - 2020

    The United Resistance Coordination of Merowe in the Northern State announced that the number of deaths from Rift Valley Fever* has risen to 79, while the number of recorded cases has reached 1,962, including three cases of nervous system complications. 4,578 miscarriages and deaths have been recorded among livestock.

    The Coordination calls on the Sudanese Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Animal Resources to declare an epidemic of Rift Valley Fever and to open the door for international and voluntary organisations to intervene and assist.

    In a statement on Wednesday, the Merowe activists expressed their regret about “the Ministry of Health’s concealment of the Rift Valley Fever epidemic despite taking samples since September 19.”

    They warned the Northern State government against being lax in dealing with the disease so that it would not spread to other areas.

    They further called on people from Merowe and others from Northern State living in Khartoum to join the protest vigil in front of the Ministry of Health in Khartoum today.

    On Wednesday, the Northern State Ministry of Health briefed the state government, headed by Governor Amal Ezzeldin on the overall health conditions and the official and popular efforts made to confront fevers in the localities of Merowe and Ed Debba.

    According to the Ministry, the total cases of fevers in Merowe and Ed Debba in the Northern State reached 1,493, including 63 deaths.

    Doctor Abuzir Idris, Director General of the Ministry of Health in the Northern State, confirmed in a press conference held on Wednesday in Dongola that “the health situation in the state has stabilised”.

    He indicated that, after two weeks from now, field surveys for the disease will be made, and after three months, field vaccination for the disease will be considered in accordance with the plan and guidelines of the World Organisation for Animal Health.

    In the past, ‘fevers accompanied by bleeding’ turned out to be chikungunya, a mosquito-borne fever that can cause death. Two years ago, dozens of people died in Kassala as a result of chikungunya infections. Last week, 41 cases of chikungunya were reported in West Darfur.
    The United Resistance Coordination of Merowe in the Northern State announced that the number of deaths from Rift Valley Fever* has risen to 79, while the number of recorded cases has reached 1,962, including three cases of nervous system complications. 4,578 miscarriages and deaths have been recorded among livestock.
    “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
    Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

    ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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    New outbreak of Rift Valley fever in Sudan

    Oct 19, 2020

    Recently in Sudan , in Northern State , the United Resistance Coordination of Merowe announced that Rift Valley fever (RVF) was responsible for 1,962 cases including 79 deaths. At the same time, 4,578 abortions and deaths were reported among cattle.

    On October 14, the official state authorities (Northern State Ministry of Health) reportedly recognized 1,493 cases of RVF, including 63 deaths. The towns of Merowe and Al Dabbah are affected. Sudan suffered major flooding in September 2020.


    To date, neither the World Health Organization (WHO) for human cases, nor the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) for animal cases, have been informed.

    Sudan's Rift Valley fever

    In Sudan, RVF is endemic. Three human outbreaks were observed, in 1973, 1976 and 2008. During the 2008 outbreak, 747 laboratory-confirmed cases were reported, including 230 fatal cases. In September 2019 ( news n ° 14727 of November 19, 2019 ), a new epidemic affected the country, the floods which had affected 17 of the 18 states having favored the proliferation of vectors and their persistence.

    As of December 21, 2019, the number of cumulative cases reported to WHO was 493 including 11 deaths. Concomitantly, the States of the Red Sea and the Nile had notified the OIE of cases of RVF in 1,700 goats and 1,550 sheep.

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    “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
    Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

    ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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