Sudan

Health Highlights - Week 1, 1-7 January 2012

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  • 15 cases with haemorrhagic manifestations were reported from Abu Talha and Abu Dahan villages in West Kassala locality in East Sudan.

  • Measles cases were also reported from Nhre Atbra and New Halfa localities in Kassala State. During the week, Nhre Atbara locality reported 46 cases while Rural Halfa locality reported 18 cases bringing the total number of measles cases (since start outbreak) to 246 and 11 deaths, with case fatality rate of 4.5%.

  • In Darfur, acute respiratory infections (ARI), bloody diarrhoea (BD), and clinical malaria (Mal) were the leading causes of disease during the last week of 2011.

  • Twelve (12) suspected cases of acute jaundice syndrome (AJS) were reported from Darfur with 10 cases from South Darfur, 02 cases from West Darfur.