New cholera cases emerge in Port Sudan

New cholera cases emerge in Port Sudan


11-30-2017, 00:24 AM


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Title: New cholera cases emerge in Port Sudan
Author: Radio Dabanga
Date: 11-30-2017, 00:24 AM

00:24 AM November, 29 2017

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November 29 - 2017andnbsp;PORT SUDAN
Cholera patients in a courtyard of the Kosti Eye Hospital in May (RD)
Cholera patients in a courtyard of the Kosti Eye Hospital in May (RD)

Despite reports of theandnbsp;cholera epidemic abatingandnbsp;in Sudan, medical sources continue to note the emergence of new cases of cholera in Port Sudan.

Journalist Osman Hashim told Radio Dabanga that according to medical sources “on Friday the Ministry of Health opened two isolation wards at both Port Sudan Hospital and the Children’s Hospital”.

He said that on Friday the wards received 12 cholera patients; seven at Port Sudan Hospital and five at the Children’s Hospital.

The sources expect the cholera rate to increase due to the dire deterioration of the environment, and called on the government to chlorinate water and initiate environmental sanitation campaigns to prevent the spread of the disease.