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Dengue Fever Outbreak Kills 26 in Sudan

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease that occurs in tropical areas of the world.


Sudanese health officials on Wednesday announced that least 26 people have died from Dengue fever in one of the worst outbreaks the country has seen in recent years.

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease that occurs in tropical areas of the world, usually spreading near stagnant sources of water.

The Sudanese Health Ministry posted on social media that there were 3,436 suspected cases in addition to the 460 verified cases of the illness. The figures were dated as being recorded on Monday.

One of the regions where the outbreak was originally reported by the Sudanese Doctors Committee in early November is the southern Kordofan region, where about 20 of the fatalities were documented. The official number of cases was reported as being significantly higher by several local media sites.

Dengue fever has flu-like symptoms and frequently results in organ failure and death. According to the World Health Organization, an outbreak in Sudan caused five deaths in 2019.

At least 144 people were murdered and tens of thousands of homes were destroyed during Sudan’s peak rainy season in August and September, along with highways and other crucial infrastructure.

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