9 December 2019– The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) of Sudan reported 366 new cases of dengue during epidemiological week 49 (1– 7 December) of2019 The cumulative variety of reported cases because week 31 (28 July– 5 August) this year is 3823 cases including 11 associated deaths, giving a case fatality rate of 0.28%. The attack rate was 4.75 per 10 000 population. Among all reported cases, 46%are female and 70.8%are older than 15 years of age.
On 8 August 2019 the FMoH announced an outbreak of dengue fever in Kassala State after cases were initially reported throughout week 31 and then spread out to other states. The majority of cases were reported from Kassala State (3608 cases) followed by West Darfur (104 cases).
The majority of the cases complained of fever, headache and joint pain (996%, 95.1%and 78.6%, respectively). Only 6.9%(264) had bleeding, a little over half of them from the nose.
Blood samples were collected from 193 clients, with 70 screening positive by ELIZA and PCR, as reported by the National Public Health Laboratory of Sudan.
WHO continues to offer management and assistance for activities with health authorities and partners to react to this continuous dengue break out, consisting of case management, monitoring, lab investigations and run the risk of interaction. Entomological surveillance and vector control measures are also being executed.