-0.8 C
Friday, December 1, 2023

Officials report that a dengue fever outbreak has killed 26 people in Sudan


Related stories

Handre Pollard of South Africa Anticipates a Fierce Encounter with England in the Semi-Finals

South Africa's Rugby World Cup semi-final preparations continued in...

Scammers Utilize Artificial Intelligence to impersonate African Union Leader Moussa Faki

African Union Chief Moussa Faki Impersonated in Cyber Scam...

Victor Osimhen Faces Nearly a Month on the Sidelines Due to Hamstring Injury

Napoli's Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, has suffered a right...

Kenyan Facebook Moderators Allege Insincere Negotiations by Meta

The attorney representing 184 former Facebook content moderators in...

In one of the worst dengue outbreaks the nation has seen recently, at least 26 people have died in Sudan, according to health officials on Wednesday.

In tropical regions of the world, dengue fever is a mosquito-borne illness that typically spreads close to sources of still water.

The Sudanese Health Ministry posted on social media on Monday, November 21, that 460 cases of the disease had been identified, along with 3,436 additional suspected cases.

One of the areas where the outbreak was first reported by the Sudanese Doctors Committee in early November is the southern Kordofan region, where about 20 of the fatalities were reported. Also the official number of cases was reported as being much higher by several local media outlets.

Read Also  UK plans to send migrants to Rwanda in a few months if the courts agree

Flu-like symptoms are present with dengue fever, which frequently results in organ failure and death. Five people died as a result of an outbreak in Sudan in 2019, according to the World Health Organization.

At least 144 people were killed and tens of thousands of homes were destroyed during Sudan’s peak rainy season in August and September, along with roads and other crucial infrastructure.

Oh hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome & exclusive content in your inbox, every week.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

InsiderBLM Africa
InsiderBLM Africahttp://insiderblm.com
InsiderBLM Africa shares deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals happening in Africa.


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Latest stories