AFRICA/SUDAN - Cholera epidemic: 14,659 people infected and 292 deaths

Wednesday, 7 June 2017


Khartoum (Agenzia Fides) - Cases of cholera in Khartoum and White Nile States continue to increase. In the Khartoum Bahri areas, the Ministry of Health registered 30 new cases, while local sources confirm at least one hundred. Hospitals cannot contain the number of infected patients who are often forced to share beds. Last weekend, doctors in the capital of Sudan reported 120 new cases. First in the eastern area, then in the north, El Gezira, and also White Nile State, where it has spread rapidly. Patients are also beginning to fill the hospitals in North Kordofan. According to estimates by the Ministry of Local Health, from August 2016 to May 2017, 14,659 people were infected with 'acute diarrhea' and 292 deaths were recorded. (AP) (Agenzia Fides, 7/6/2017)