Four die from mystery disease in West Darfur

By IAfrica
In Sudan
Aug 27th, 2014

An unknown disease resulted in the death of four people on Monday, and infected three on Tuesday in the area of Foro Baranga, West Darfur.

“The symptoms are vomiting, fever, and bleeding from the mouth”, a listener told Radio Dabanga from Foro Baranga. “After the appearance of the symptoms, the patients die about three hours later.”

He said that four people died on Monday. “Three others were affected. They are now in a hospital in Foro Baranga in serious condition. The hospital, however, is short of medical staff, and medicines.” 

In Central Darfur, 113 displaced died in Mukjar camp between 1 July and 27 August, owing to various “rainy season diseases such as fever and malaria”, the coordinator of the Central Darfur camps for the displaced reported to Radio Dabanga.

He appealed via Radio Dabanga to the UN, international organisations, and the Central Darfur State authorities, to provide vaccines and medical treatment.

File photo: A sick woman in a clinic at Kassab camp, North Darfur (Unamid)


16 Central Darfur children dead from mystery disease (10 August 2014)

Unknown fever hits South Darfur camp (9 July 2014)

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