DRDC - FRONTPAGE - 06 jul 2017 Statement 2 Widespread Cholera Epidemic in Sudan

Monday, 06 July 2017


Statement on the Widespread of Cholera Epidemic in Sudan

In follow-up of its statement of 12 June 2017 on the outbreak of cholera epidemic in Sudan, the Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre (DRDC) once again rings the alarm bell about the growing health risks facing thousands of vulnerable communities in many parts of Sudan. The ongoing cholera epidemic dates back to August 2016, when hundreds of cases of infections with cholera bacterium “Vibrio Cholerae” were confirmed in the Blue Nile and Sennar States. Numerous sources including the US Embassy in Khartoum confirmed the outbreak of cholera epidemic in Sudan. According to the government records more than 18,000 cases of “acute watery diarrhoea” – which is the symptom of cholera – were confirmed in 16 out of Sudan’s 18 States, including the White Nile, Blue Nile, Khartoum, Sennar, North, South and West Kordofan, River Nile, Northern State, Gedarif, Kassala, Red Sea, Gezira and East, West, South and North Darfur States. Independent medical sources in Sudan estimate that at least 25,000 people have been infected with cholera bacterium while about 1,000 could have died since the outbreak of the cholera epidemic.

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