Dalsan Radio (Mogadishu)

5 January 2014

Somalia: Unknown Disease Affects Nomadic Villages in Lower Jubba, Somalia

According to health officials in Somalia's Lower Jubba region, unknown disease has spread in the some parts of the region affecting at least three people up-to now.

Adan Ibrahim Dhaqane who is a health officer in Hoosingo town has told Radio Dalsan that the unknown disease has spread in the nomadic villages where the pastorals live while the sanitation was very weak.

"The person feels very sick and then starts to vomit and diarrhea with internal bleeding" Dhaqane said.

The local health officials say that they believe the disease entered the area through the nomadic villages despite there were no any professional investigation made.

Due to the dry winter season and water shortage in many parts of the rural areas in Somalia, the health officials are concerned that bad sanitation could help to the unpredictable spread of the disease.

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