AFRICA/SUDAN - Cholera epidemic does not stop

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Alexandre Estanislau

El Gallabat (Agenzia Fides) - More than 50 people have been infected by cholera in El Gallabat, in eastern Sudan. A woman died in El Jinan, in the western town of El Gallabat. A local health source has informed that 30 cases were registered in El Saraf El Ahmer, and over 70 in El Mahalla, both in El Gallabat. Other cases have emerged in other places of the State and local health authorities have sent teams of doctors and nurses to the affected areas, in an effort to curb the spread. The rate of infections will continue to rise during the rainy season if the Sudanese Ministry of Health continues to ignore the epidemic. In fact, the Ministry has continued to define the cases found 'acute watery diarrhea' rather than cholera. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 29/03/2017)