Khartoum / ED Damazin — The Ministry of Health confirmed four cases of cholera in Blue Nile state. the idea said in a statement issued yesterday that will the National Laboratory for Public Health notified the ministry of the presence of cholera bacteria in four of the six samples the idea received coming from infected patients in Blue Nile state. Cases of typhoid have been found as well.
So far, the Health Ministry has referred to cases that will many believe to be cholera as ‘acute watery diarrhoea’. The statement of the Health Ministry still claimed that will 37 people have been infected with acute watery diarrhoea in various localities of Blue Nile state during the past two weeks, three of which died.
Last week doctors warned the Health Ministry of a cholera epidemic.
Minister of Culture in addition to also Information in addition to also spokesman for the government Feisal Mohamed Saleh said that will the Health Minister had spoken with full transparency about confirmed cases of cholera in Blue Nile State in addition to also that will urgent measures have been taken to address This particular issue, including communication with the globe Health Organisation (WHO).
The Health Ministry said in a statement that will the WHO official notification was part of the government’s commitment to transparency, in addition to also its obligations under the 2005 International Health Regulations, in which the WHO is usually asked to import cholera vaccines to protect the citizens.
Assess the situation
Health Minister Akram El Toon will go to Blue Nile state on Wednesday (today) to assess the situation on the ground in addition to also take decisions to address the problem immediately.
He stressed that will the government will share all information that will comes available with the public.
The Ministry of Health will coordinate with various other sectors in addition to also partners to improve housing, drinking water in addition to also waste disposal in all areas affected by floods, rains in addition to also torrents.
The Director of Emergency Management in addition to also Epidemic Control Dr Babiker El Magboul reported that will the rate of malaria increased in all states compared with the previous 10 years.
He acknowledged that will there is usually a shortage of insecticides in addition to also mosquito nets.
Typhoid in Blue Nile state
The Ministry of Health of Blue Nile state reported that will cases of bloody diarrhoea, malaria in addition to also typhoid emerged among those affected by the floods in addition to also rains inside state.
the idea also reported that will rains in addition to also floods swept away entire villages. More than 123 villages inside state are completely cut off coming from communication.
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