Hepatitis E outbreak in Sortony, North Darfur, Sudan

An outbreak of hepatitis E involving more than 100 infected people has been reported in the town of Sortony where there are at least 21,000 displaced persons from Jebel Marra.

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Advice For Travellers

Hepatitis E virus generally causes an infection with no or mild symptoms. It usually resolves in 4-6 weeks with no special treatment. This virus is transmitted mostly in crowded settings that have contaminated water supplies and poor sanitation and hygiene conditions. Pregnant women suffer disproportionately high mortality from hepatitis E. Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure by following strict water and food safety precautions.

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