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Malaria, bilharzia and filariasis endemic in South Darfur

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Nyala (3 Jan.) - The Ministry of Health announced an outbreak of parasitic diseases in the southern localities of South Darfur.

Ja'afar Abdullah Ali, Director of parasitic diseases at the Ministry of Health for South Darfur said malaria, bilharzia and filariasis are spreading in El Radom, Gereida and Bram localities.

He said 80 percent of people in those areas were suffering from bilharzia, whilst 91 percent in El Radom were carrying the disease.

Bilharzia and filariasis spread in middle schools where students were reported as urinating blood.

El Radom topped the list with 26,440 recorded cases of the three diseases. Nyala recorded 1,962 and El Salaam locality noted 16,000 cases said the Director speaking from Nyala.