Sudan: Health Ministry Confirms Four Cases of Cholera

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.

Full transparency

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.