The Sudanese Ministry of Health has revealed that at least eight people have died in Sudan’s Northern State as a result of an unknown fever.
This was revealed in an official statement on Wednesday September 22, 2020.
“The ministry received a report on Saturday concerning 41 cases of fever in the Northern State, including eight deaths,” the official statement reads.
“A medical team has been sent to investigate the cases and try to identify the disease that caused the deadly fever,” it continues
It adds that “Samples were taken for laboratory examination to confirm the diagnosis, and to strengthen interventions to prevent and control the disease.”
Sudanese doctors expect the cause to be found in the contaminated floodwater that has engulfed large parts of the country in recent weeks.
Stagnant water can lead to outbreaks of serious diseases such as cholera, dengue fever or malaria.
Since June, 121 people have died in Sudan and 54 others have been injured as a result of flash floods.