Sudan: Fever Claims Two Lives in Sudan's Red Sea State

Haya / Agig — Two people have died, and hundreds of cattle have been struck by a fever - suspected to be a strain of malaria - in Sudan's Red Sea state, local representatives report.

The resistance committee in Haya told Radio Dabanga that in addition to the two deaths, several more people in the area have been infected over the past two days.

At least 21 cattle have died, and about 200 cows aborted in Agig locality in the state, the federal Ministry of Health has confirmed.

In a statement last week, the resistance committees said that six of the patients were hospitalised at Port Sudan Teaching Hospital, while other cases remained in the region. They also indicated that the initial diagnosis proved that the cases are associated with strains of malaria.

Sudan has been facing various disease outbreaks in the past months, including cholera, dengue fever, Rift Valley fever (RVF), chikungunya, and malaria, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported in its latest Sudan Situation Report in December.

Radio Dabanga's editorial independence means that we can continue to provide factual updates about political developments to Sudanese and international actors, educate people about how to avoid outbreaks of infectious diseases, and provide a window to the world for those in all corners of Sudan. Support Radio Dabanga for as little as €2.50, the equivalent of a cup of coffee.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Radio Dabanga

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.