Haemorrhagic fever spreading in eastern Sudan’s Kassala

Haemorrhagic fever spreading in eastern Sudan’s Kassala

11-07-2017, 01:01 AM

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Title: Haemorrhagic fever spreading in eastern Sudan’s Kassala
Author: Radio Dabanga
Date: 11-07-2017, 01:01 AM

00:01 AM November, 06 2017

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November 6 - 2017andnbsp;KASSALA
Kassala state (Wikipedia)
Kassala state (Wikipedia)

Twoandnbsp;people reportedly died fromandnbsp;haemorrhagic fever inandnbsp;Kassalalast week.

A medical source told Radio Dabanga that two people suffering from haemorrhagic fever died at Kassala Hospital last week. “This brings the total number of deaths to three in a month.”

He said that five haemorrhagic fever patients were being treated at the hospital on Saturday. “Dozens of other patients are treated at home after being seen by doctors in their private clinics.”

The source criticised “the silence of the health authorities in the state”. He said that “the state government does not want to disturb the inter-schools competition that will start in mid-November”.


Haemorrhagic fevers reportedly appears in Sudan each year. In 2014, a political activist reported the “alarmingandnbsp;spread” of the infectious disease in eastern Sudan’s Red Sea state, while “the state government and health authorities have imposed a blackout on the disease”.

Inandnbsp;2015andnbsp;andandnbsp;2016, few reports about haemorrhagic and Dengue fever cases in eastern Sudan reached this station, while the disease widely spreadandnbsp;in Darfur. In April this year however, medical sources warned for a possible outbreak of haemorrhagic fever in Red Sea state’sandnbsp;Tokar locality.

Viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) are a group of illnesses caused by four families of viruses. These include the Ebola and Marburg, Lassa fever, and yellow fever viruses. VHFs have common features: they affect many organs, damage the blood vessels, and affect the body's ability to regulate itself.andnbsp; <