Sudanese Doctors’ Union calls for halting dengue fever catastrophic spread

The Sudanese Doctors’ Union said that dengue fever and acute diarrhea are witnessing a worrying increase in Sudan, where the war has led to the closure of a hundred hospitals.

They have called for a halt to the “catastrophic spread” that has resulted in “hundreds of deaths.” The most affected state is Al Qadarif, located on the border with Ethiopia, where there is a “catastrophic spread of dengue fever throughout the state, resulting in hundreds of deaths and thousands of infections.”

A medical source in Al Qadarif said, “Hospitals are full, and cases continue to increase. The situation is particularly complicated for sick children because while some are admitted to the hospital, most are treated at home.”

Amal Hussein, a resident of Al Qadarif, said, “In every home, at least three people are suffering from dengue fever.”

Dengue fever is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that causes a high fever and bleeding, potentially leading to death if left untreated.

In Al Fashir, the capital of North Darfur state, the Ministry of Health reported “13,000 cases of malaria in just one week.”

In Khartoum, three people died from acute diarrhea among 14 people admitted to the hospital on Sunday alone in the El-Haj Yousif area east of the capital.

This activist gathering, which has been assisting the population since the start of the fighting in Sudan on April 15, urged residents to “take necessary precautions to avoid infection.”

Since the outbreak of the war, which has mainly occurred in the Sudanese capital and the Darfur region in the western part of the country, approximately 5,000 people have been killed, according to official data. This toll is believed to be much lower than the actual number of conflict-related casualties.

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