1 January 2013

Sudan: Central Darfur Minister - Seven Daily Malaria Cases

Zalingei — Central Darfur's health minister announced a malaria outbreak in the state, revealing that as many as seven cases per day are reported in many hospitals throughout the state.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga on Sunday, 31 December, Issa Mohamed Moussa Yousef declared that most malaria cases are concentrated in Zalingei and Garsila hospitals. This information is based on reports he claims to have received from his own ministry.

In light of the outbreak, Yousef said that a general survey conducted by the state is underway to assess the emergence of malaria in Central Darfur.

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