Warning of a widespread outbreak of cholera and dengue fever in Sudan

Medical sources reported Sudanese fever with 18 deaths at the beginning of the month and 265 deaths from cholera in the state of Gedaref, while paramedics from the local health authority also reported dengue worldwide with the commencement of the seasonal months and the effects of the war on the local health system.

The country’s east, in Gedaref State, the first case of cholera was discovered in late August, according to health authorities. Since the beginning of hostilities between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces in mid-April, this is the first instance.

According to residents of Gedaref state, dengue fever, malaria, cholera, and diarrhea are on the rise, in part because of poor rainwater drainage and overcrowding in medical facilities brought on by the arrival of Khartoum refugees.

In light of the battles that have been going on for more than 5 months, their effects on the health system, which was already suffering before the fighting started, in addition to the fact that numerous hospitals have been attacked, these diseases make the suffering of the Sudanese worse.

At a time when international relief efforts in Sudan suffer from a lack of funding, the war has forced more than 4.2 million to flee their homes and about 1.2 million have crossed to neighboring countries.

The United Nations reported last week that more than 1,200 children had died of suspected measles and malnutrition in displaced camps in White Nile State, while cholera, dengue fever and malaria pose a threat throughout the country.

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