Black Fever Outbreak In Darfur's Zam Zam Camp


The health situation at the Zam Zam camp in North Dafur continues to deteriorate after an activist announced the outbreak of 'black fever' also known as kala-azar at the site.

Patients suffering from kala azar disease in North Darfur (file photo).

  • Sudan:  Almalha Residents Complain About Spread of Diseases

    Radio Dabanga, 31 December 2012

    The locality of Almalha in North Darfur is suffering from spreading diseases such as 'kala azar', typhoid, abdominal pains as well as the prevalence of malnutrition, lack of health ... read more »

  • Sudan:  Kala-Azar Found Amongst Children At Zam Zam Camp

    Radio Dabanga, 15 January 2012

    Dozens of children at Zam Zam internally displaced persons camp near EL Fasher in North Darfur are reported to be carrying Kala-azar, a parasitic disease also known as ... read more »

  • Africa:  Defeating Kala Azar Needs More Than New Treatment

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 26 September 2011

    Access to treatment for a killer tropical disease that affects up to half a million people annually is being jeopardized by international inattention, despite the introduction of a ... read more »

  • Sudan:  UN Seeks Increased Funding for Response to Kala-Azar Epidemic

    UN News Service, 8 October 2010

    More than 6,300 cases of visceral leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease also known as kala-azar, have been recorded in southern Sudan over the past one year, the United Nations health ... read more »

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