Sudan records 26 deaths due to dengue fever
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Sudan records 26 deaths due to dengue fever

Sudanese health authorities have announced the recording of 26 death cases due to an outbreak of dengue fever.

Montasir Mohamed Osman, Head of the Health Emergency and Epidemic Control Directorate at the Sudanese Health Ministry, said in a statement that it recorded 26 deaths and confirmed 462 cases.

Osman also said nine states recorded 3,439 suspected cases of the fever.

North Kordofan, West Kordofan and North Darfur reported most of the cases.

The ministry adopted necessary measures, including sending teams to combat the disease carrier in the states and providing medicines and blood.

The measures also include doing daily monitoring and investigation operations as well as assigning a contact number for reports of infections and suspected cases, he added.

The United Nations announced that Sudan has reported 1,068 cases of dengue fever since October.

Dengue fever has clinical symptoms of high fever, headache, aching band ones and muscles.

Other symptoms are bleeding gums and nose when it turns into a severe form.

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne infection found in tropical and subtropical regions around the world. (Xinhua)



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