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30 Sep 2019 description

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Cholera outbreak in Sudan

On the 9th of September the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) of Sudan announced a cholera outbreak in the Blue Nile state and soon the outbreak spread to Sinner state. Till 18th September a total of 124 suspected cholera cases, with 7 related deaths (CFR 5.65%) were reported.

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26 Sep 2019 description
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Highlights

  • Number of suspected cholera cases continues to rise, with 215 cases—including eight deaths— reported in Blue Nile and Sennar states as of 28 September 2019.

  • Federal Ministry of Health has requested Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) to target 1.6 million people in high risk areas of Blue Nile and Sennar states.

  • Forecasts estimate up to 13,200 cholera cases in the next 6 months in high risk states of Sudan.

25 Sep 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Number of suspected cholera cases continues to rise, with 167 cases—including eight deaths—reported in Blue Nile and Sennar states as of 22 September 2019.

  • Federal Ministry of Health has requested Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) to targeting 1.6 million people in high risk areas of Blue Nile and Sennar states.

  • Forecasts estimate up to 13,200 cholera cases in the next 6 months in high risk states of Sudan.

25 Sep 2019 description

25 September, 2019 – A shipment of 36 tons of cholera treatment medicines and supplies have arrived in Khartoum and are being prepared for distribution as part of the World Health Organization’s response activities supporting the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) in Sudan to contain and halt a cholera outbreak.

24 Sep 2019 description
report Radio Dabanga

The daily report of the Ministry of Health on the cholera epidemic shows that 167 people have contracted the disease up till Sunday, 117 in Blue Nile state and 50 in Sennar state. This includes four new cases reported in Blue Nile state and five in Sennar state on Sunday.

Four new cases were reported in Wad El Nil Hospital in Sennar state yesterday, bringing the total number of cases in that hospital to 38 since the outbreak of the disease.

24 Sep 2019 description
report Radio Dabanga

Two people died of cholera and 12 new cases were recorded in Wad El Nil and surrounding villages in Sennar on Saturday and Sunday.

A health source told Radio Dabanga that the cholera cases are increasing in the town; and the town's hospital received reports of 14 cases including two deaths from Saturday to Sunday.

He confirmed that all patients come from within the town, except two cases from the areas of Karimat El Bahar and El Amara.

The source stated that total cholera cases is 34, including four deaths, since the outbreak.

23 Sep 2019 description

Every year, floods and emergencies related to seasonal climatic shocks damage crops and infrastructure in Sudan, displacing thousands of people especially those most vulnerable. The rains bring life-in the form of nutrition from essential food crops—but also terror.

23 Sep 2019 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 22, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The death toll from cholera has risen to 8 deaths in two the two states of Sennar and Blue Nile, according to the Sudanese health ministry.

Three days ago, the health authorities confirmed the spread of the cholera outbreak as a result of the poor sewage infrastructure in the country. Sudanese officials reported 124 cholera cases following the recent floods that hit the country.

22 Sep 2019 description
report Radio Dabanga

Two people have died of cholera, and four others were infected on Friday at the City Hospital of Wad Elnil in Sennar state.

A source from the health sector told Radio Dabanga that Wad Elnil Hospital recorded four new cases, bringing the total number of cases under treatment eight. Besides, the Singa Hospital received two cases of cholera on Friday.

In Blue Nile state, eight cases of Cholera were reported on Thursday bringing the number of Cholera cases to 19.

22 Sep 2019 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 19, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese health authorities reported 124 cholera cases in two states, confirming the spread of outbreak as a result of poor health and water and sewage system structures in the country.

Following the recent floods that hit 16 of 18 states, the cholera epidemic killed six people in the Blue Nile state.

Also, the health ministry identified five states - White Nile, Gedaref, Sennar, Kassala and Khartoum- saying they have the highest risks of a cholera outbreak.

22 Sep 2019 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Ministry of Health has reported 22 suspected cases of haemorrhagic fever in Kassala in eastern Sudan.

In a press statement, the director of emergencies and epidemics, Emtiaz Ata, told reporters that the ministry is examining suspected cases to make sure of the suspicion and to find out more about the disease.

18 Sep 2019 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 19th September 2019, Blue Nile and Sennar states of Sudan reported 124 suspected cholera cases with seven deaths reported.

  • According to the Ministry of Health, the states that have the highest risks of cholera outbreak are:
    White Nile, Gedaref, Sennar, Kassala and Khartoum states.

  • Humanitarian partners have provided approximately 146,000 people with improved access to safe water and sanitation in Blue Nile.

11 Sep 2019 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 10, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Acute diarrhoea has killed three Sudanese in the Blue Nile State, said the Sudanese health minister who called for international support to face the epidemic.

“There are 37 cases of acute watery diarrhoea in the Blue Nile State between 28 August and 8 September. Three of them have died," said the newly appointed Akram Eltom in a statement released on Tuesday.

According to the statement, there are four confirmed cases of cholera in Blue Nile state which one of 16 states hit by the torrential rains recently.