Montasir Mohamed Osman, head of the health emergency and
epidemic control directorate at Sudanese Health Ministry, said in a
statement that 26 deaths, 462 confirmed cases, and 3,439 suspected
cases of dengue fever have been recorded in 9 states. Most of the
cases were reported in North Kordofan, West Kordofan and North
The ministry has adopted necessary measures, including sending
teams to combat the disease carrier in the states, provision of
medicines and blood, doing daily monitoring and investigation
operations as well as assigning a contact number for reports of
infections and suspected cases, he added.
The United Nations announced that 1,068 cases of dengue fever
have been reported in Sudan since October.
Dengue fever, with clinical symptoms of high fever, headache,
aching band ones and muscles, and even bleeding gums and nose when
it turns into severe form, is a mosquito-borne infection found in
tropical and subtropical regions around the world.