Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

21 November 2012

Sudan: New Cases of Disease 'Resembling Yellow Fever'

Photo: Louise Roland-Gosselin/ Médecins Sans Frontières
Getting a check-up (file photo).

Kabkabiya — Activists and residents from Kabkabiya locality, North Darfur, have informed Radio Dabanga on Tuesday November 20, about the alleged arrival of four new cases of a disease resembling yellow fever from Jebel 'Aamer and Sref Beni Hussein localities.

The patients were taken to the hospital in Kabkabiya for treatment, but remain in critical condition, sources told Radio Dabanga. A local resident said one of the patients was referred to the hospital in El-Fasher but died during the trip.

The resident explained that another patient passed away on Monday, as a result of the disease. At the same time, one of the remaining patients was taken to El-Fasher hospital on Tuesday morning, after his condition became more critical.

He stressed that residents are living in fear, as the disease can cause a sudden death, adding that doctors withhold information on the patients' conditions from their relatives, which causes even more fear and panic, he added to Radio Dabanga from Kabkabiya.

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