Scores die in Sudan fever outbreak

World Health Organisation says 92 people have already died and more are in danger.

    People who work with animals are more 
    vulnerable to the disease [Reuters] 


    The disease can also have a devastating effect on livestock.
     
    People who work with animals are most vulnerable to the disease, which can spread through contact with contaminated blood or bites from infected mosquitoes.
     
    The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said it had sent an animal health expert to Sudan to help the government contain any outbreak in livestock.
     
    It said Sudan had already reported some animal infections to the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health.
     
    Khartoum denied making any such report on Wednesday.
     
    The ministry of animal resources said there were no confirmed cases in herds despite the outbreak among humans.
     
    Reports in the daily newspaper Alray Alam said a number of Sudan's trading partners, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, had imposed temporary bans on imports and the movement of Sudanese animals over their borders.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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