Sudan: UN OCHA Reports Dengue, Chikungunya, and RVF Outbreaks in Sudan

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan has been facing numerous disease outbreaks including dengue fever, Rift Valley fever (RVF), and chikungunya in the past months.
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We report a considerable exposure to RVFV and CHIKV among Wami-Dakawa residents during the dry season and an absence of exposure of the viruses among hum ans in Magugu site. In both sites, no DENV exposure nor infection was detected.
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[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.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan has been facing numerous disease outbreaks including dengue fever, Rift Valley fever (RVF), and chikungunya in the past months.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
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Source: Intervirology - Category: Virology Source Type: research
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Source: Antiviral Therapy - Category: Virology Source Type: research
This report summarizes the lectures held at the meeting and highlights advances in the field. PMID: 30597184 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Antiviral Research - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Antiviral Res Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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