Rift Valley fever still rife in Sudan

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The Ministry of Health of River Nile state in Sudan reported that four more people have died from Rift Valley fever, and that 132 suspected cases have been registered in the state.

The head of the state Health Ministry, Abdelmonim Balla, confirmed in press statements, that the disease spread in El Damer, Atbara Berber, and Abu Hamad localities.

In mid-October, the federal Ministry of Health reported that the disease spreading in the area north of Berber in the River Nile state is Rift Valley fever.

Hatim Fadul, working for the ministry’s Epidemiology and Emergencies Department, said that the minister had instructed a medical team to investigate cases of high fever in the villages of Artoli, El Bawga, and Fawar on Friday.

The central laboratory in Khartoum confirmed that four out of 17 samples taken last week tested as Rift Valley Fever. Fadul pointed out that the disease is common among people and animals.

Source: Radio Dabanga

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