Fifteen people died of cholera while 18 others have been infected in Murnei, West Darfur, in the past three days. The disease made its first appearance in the southern part of El Mahas in Northern State. A sheikh in Murnei camp for displaced people told this station that five people died of cholera on Tuesday, four died on Wednesday and six on Thursday. “Eighteen people are now in the isolation ward in the camp.” The 18 infected people came from Um Tajok village near Murnei on 9 August. Six people died of cholera at the village that day, a sheikh reported from the camp last week. In Blue Nile state, three brothers died in the hospital of Ed Damazin on Tuesday. A relative of the deceased told Radio Dabanga that the three family members died of the same disease in the hospital, in El Hijra district. Meanwhile in Sennar, 18 people contracted cholera in El Dindir locality this week. A medical source told this station that on Thursday, El Dindir’s hospital received 13 new cases of cholera; eight of which were received earlier this week. Five others arrived on Thursday. The medical isolation centre at Bardana village, south of the city, also recorded five new cases of cholera on Wednesday and Thursday.

 

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