27 February 2013

Sudan: Hepatitis 'Kills 20, Infects 300' in Sudan's Blue Nile State - Locals

Albow — The population of Albow locality in Blue Nile state is complaining about the high incidence of hepatitis in the area, although the exact death toll remains inconclusive.

Locals told Radio Dabanga on Wednesday that at least 20 people died of the disease and that some 300 are infected.

However, the general director of the state's ministry of health Dr. Amir El-Sheikh says that three people have died so far including a pregnant woman in the El-Shahid area.

He denied the increasing incidence of hepatitis among citizens, although sources expressed their discontent to Radio Dabanga about the state's "delay" in dealing with the epidemic.

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