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Hepatitis Outbreak Kills Many refugees in South Sudan

Posted by feww on February 4, 2013

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[February 4, 2013] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Refugees killed by hepatitis E outbreak in South Sudan camps

An outbreak of hepatitis E has killed about 90 refugees in South Sudan refugee camps near Sudanese border, an aid agency has said.

  • Up to 200,000 people have fled to South Sudan after fighting broke out in Sudan’s border states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile.
  • About 4,000 cases of the viral infection have been reported since the outbreak was first discovered 7 months ago, said Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).
  • “More than 112,000 Sudanese refugees live in camps affected by the hepatitis outbreak which are flooded in the rainy season and a parched wasteland in the dry season, MSF said.”
  • More than 80 percent of the refugees are women and children, according to UNHCR.
  • Hepatitis E is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis E virus (HEV). The virus is primarily transmitted by the fecal-oral route, mostly through consumption of contaminated water.

Cholera Outbreak in Ghana

A cholera outbreak in the Ashanti region of Ghana, which began about a month ago, has claimed at least two dozen lives, with about 300 others requiring hospitalization.

  • Ghana’s health authorities say more than 310 cases have been registered so far throughout the Ashanti Region.

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