Sudan: Haemorrhagic Fever, Cholera Spreading in Sudan As Reports of Chikungunya Wane
[Radio Dabanga] Kassala / Red Sea State / Blue Nile State / Kabkab -The Ministry of Health has reported 22 suspected cases of haemorrhagic fever in Kassala in eastern Sudan.
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[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -More than 1.8 million cases of malaria were reported from across Sudan so far in 2019, a sharp increase compared to previous years, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on Thursday. Cases of diphtheria, dengue fever, rift valley fever, chikungunya, and cholera continue to be recorded across the country, according to the Sudanese Ministry of Health.
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan has been facing various disease outbreaks in the past months, including cholera, dengue fever, Rift Valley fever (RVF), chikungunya, and malaria. The government and humanitarian partners actively responded to the outbreaks, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports. Most complaints reaching Radio Dabanga come from the western and eastern parts of the country.
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) has condemned the participation of members of the Sovereign Council in the launch of a campaign against cholera, dengue, and Chikungunya in some parts of Sudan organised by the Rapid Support Forces RSF militia.
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