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Two children die from ‘unknown disease’ in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

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On Wednesday, two children died from high fever and vomiting in Tourada village.

A resident of the village told Radio Dabanga that Ali Musa Ibrahim and Saadia Mohamed Adam, both five years-old, died from a contagious disease that broke out among children in North Darfur’s Tawila locality, part of East Jebel Marra, two weeks ago.

“The most obvious symptoms are high fever and continuous vomiting,” he said. “The disease has spread among children in the villages of Goz Dor, Taradona, Torodi, Nimeira, Wadi Ashara, and Dady. And there are no health services at all in the area.”

He appealed to health organisations and Unamid to intervene, “find out what is causing the disease and provide treatment as quickly as possible”.