Dengue fever increasing in Sudan

In the last quarter of 2015, a total of 523 suspected dengue fever cases, including 104 deaths, were reported in Darfur and subsequently in Kassala and Kordofan states. The relatively high number of deaths as a proportion of the number of cases is very high and suggests that there are many more unreported cases.

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Advice For Travellers

All travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.

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