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South Sudan: Internews Yei e-Bulletin (November 14, 2019)

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Bush Meat

Last week’s panel discussion with Doctors from the EVD emergency response, WHO and AAH addressed feedback and mistrust from the community in Yei River State including bush meat consumption. They explained that human beings should not get into contact with dead animals nor eat fruits partially eaten by wild animals.

Typhoid: Causes, Symptoms, Prevention, And Treatment

Some community members in Yei who suffered from typhoid talked to Internews Yei community corre­spondent. They said they have suffered from typhoid after drinking contaminated water from streams and corroded borehole pipes with water yellowish in colour. A patient who tested positive with typhoid at Yei state Hospital said since 2015, the disease has been disturbing her. She added that in the rural areas they drink water from streams because all boreholes are broken down. Another patient said that the disease had weaken his body. A third victim of who shared her experience said that she constantly feels pain before going to hospital. She added that even during hot season she feels cold and sweats at night.

Malaria prevention

Malaria is very prevalent in Yei River State. Internews Commu­ nity Correspondent in Yei talked to com­munity members in Hai Uluturu One, Two and Three, and Yei Civil Hos­pital. Some people said they are still using old and worn-out mos­ quito nets. They requested the agen­cies to include everybody when distrib­ uting mosquito nets in Yei River State. Some said they are single mothers liv­ ing in hard-to-reach areas and that no agencies can help them maintain sani­ tation and keep their environment clean to prevent mosquitoes breeding. Several community members who were interviewed had similar com­ plaints. Some Nurses in the children’s ward at Yei Public Hospital said their test analysis indicated found severe malaria cases mostly in children and pregnant women from remote villages.