Title: Appearance of unknown fever accompanied by bleeding in a number of Sudan’s states: Health Ministry
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 11-24-2014, 04:36 PM
Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-Sudan’s Health Ministry announced on Sunday that more than (100) cases of unknown fever emerged, accompanied by bleeding, in the Darfur, Al-Gazira, Southern Kordofan, Kassala and Red Sea states
Ministry said that the virus is transmitted by home mosquitoes, confirming existence of cases of suspected hemorrhagic fever, pointing out arrival of many cases to be treated in the capital Khartoum.
It confirmed it had received the result of the sample sent to Germany which confirmed that the fever is not Ebola, revealing distribution of leaflets to embassies in countries affected by Ebola not to issue visas for Sudanese wishing travelling to those countries hit by Ebola virus.
The Sudanese government has refused to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations next January, asking the Sudan Football Association (SFA) to postpone hosting of the 2017 tournament finals.
The Sudanese cabinet on Wednesday has commissioned the minister of youth and sports, Abdel-Hafiz al-Sadiq, to convey its decision to SFA.
Al-Sadiq also received a presidential directive to delay Sudan’s hosting of the 2017 African Cup of Nations finals.
The minister of health, Bahar Idriss Abu Garda, said in press statements that the cabinet meeting early this month, in the presence of the relevant ministries including youth and sports ministry, decided to refuse hosting the 2015 tournament.
He said Ebola is an infectious and deadly disease which is widely spread in West African countries, noting the latter are the most participating nations in the tournament finals.
“This is a real risk and the country must not take it,” he added.
Abu Garda underscored that his ministry took several measures to prevent the spread of Ebola in Sudan, pointing to formation of higher committee including the civil aviation corporation, foreign and interior ministries, security services, and the refugees’ commission besides the health ministry’s relevant committees in Darfur and eastern Sudan.
The minister said he does not think that Ebola poses potential risk to Sudan, expressing fear over the disease spread in Africa, America, Spain and Germany.