Sudan Measles Situation Report (Week 15 Ending on 12-04-2015)

Highlights

Sudan reported 40 cases of measles during week 15 bringing the total number of measles cases during 2015 to 1730 cases.

Total number of deaths is 22 with (CFR: 1.3%)

The total number of outbreak localities increased to 31 localities in 14 states.

So far, 3175 suspected measles cases (with 1730 confirmed) have been reported from 31 localities in 14 states of Sudan.

The number of measles hospitalized cases 1287 including severe and complicated cases.

Pneumonia was the common complication in 372 cases, severe diarrhoea 329, otitis media 84, ophthalmic 78 and malnutrition among 123 cases.

Darfur states are reporting the highest measles case fatality rates in Sudan. East Darfur reported 45 cases and 4 deaths (CFR: 8.9%), West Darfur 441 cases with 5 deaths (CFR: 1.1%), and North Darfur 161 cases with 4 deaths (CFR: 3.4%).

Sudan received 2.4 million doses of measles vaccine from the MRI support through UNICEF for response immunizations in the highly affected localities.