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Four Cholera Cases Confirmed in Sudanese Blue Nile State

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7Dnews London

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:54 GMT

Sudan reported four confirmed cases of cholera in Blue Nile on Tuesday, September 10th, saying that three people had also died of acute diarrhoea in the war-torn state, according to AFP.

Health Minister Akram al-Toum has asked the World Health Organisation (WHO) to send supplies of cholera vaccine immediately, the ministry stated, and officials have been sent to the affected area.

"There are 37 cases of acute diarrhoea in Blue Nile. There have been three deaths," the ministry announced in a statement.

In 2016, dozens of people died from acute diarrhoea in Sudan after thousands of cases were reported nationwide.

The large ethnic minority population of the Blue Nile state has been the focus of a rebellion by the Sudan People's Liberation Army-North since 2011.

After the overthrow of veteran president Omar al-Bashir earlier this year, the army declared a ceasefire.