279 died as a result of diarrhea diseases outbreak

Doctor-PatientRaining season usually comes with diseases that are mostly contagious and peculiar with children mostly in Africa.

Not less than 279 people have died as a result of diarrhea disease and thousands on hospital bed receiving treatment for the cure of the diseases, children are found sickened in Sudan from suspected acute diarrhoea since late last year August.

This disclosure was made by the United Nations (UN) agencies in Africa on Monday 12 June 2017, they posits raising health issues and challenges confronting Sudan and Africa country ahead of the rainy season.

It was further disclosed that not less than 87 percent of those affected by diarrhea infection are mostly children aged five and above from across 11 states in Sudan including it capital city Khartoum, the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Office (OCHA), made the disclosure in a released bulletin/newsletter.

United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Office (OCHA), from the bulletin was categorically stated as follows, “Between mid-August 2016 and 2 June 2017 almost 15,000 suspected cases of acute watery diarrhea were reported in Sudan, including 279 deaths,”

The above figures also reflect the figures provided by the World Health Organisation and Sudanese Health Ministry.

United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Office (OCHA) also states that 48 percent of the reported diarrhea cases are males and 52 percent females.

It was stated that the diarrhea outbreak is currently active in states like Khartoum, White Nile, Senar and North Kordofan of Sudan.

“It is a real concern that these cases are being reported since August and from across more than 10 states,” he told AFP on condition of anonymity.

“We are nearing the rainy season, and if the situation continues like this it might turn into an epidemic.”

It was disclosed that causes of diarrhea usually caused by water-borne diseases and not less than hundreds of people in Sudan suffer from water-borne diseases every year across states in the country given the lack of access to clean and portable drinking water.

Causes was further pen down on the hard fact that Sudan suffers from crisis and dilapidated health care facilities sector which aggravates the outbreak of diarrhea situation, especially in rural areas during the rainy season.

Sudanese Health Ministry, an official further reviewed that diarrhea patients and family members hardly report diarrhea case for medical attention and that new cases were being reported every day as government has embarked on sensitizing the general public on the danger of diarrhea diseases.

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