16 refugees killed by Hepatitis E in South Sudan

first_img 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Hepatitis E is a liver disease which is mainly transmitted by drinking water contaminated by feces.The three camps house refugees from Sudan’s Blue Nile state who fled recent fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the rebel group SPLM-North.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Centercenter_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day YIDA, South Sudan (AP) – South Sudan says 16 people have been killed by an outbreak of Hepatitis E in three refugee camps near the border with Sudan.According to a statement released Thursday by South Sudan’s Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization and the U.N. refugee agency, the outbreak was first detected late July in Jamam refugee camp, in Upper Nile State’s Maban County.The statement says the disease has spread to Yusuf Batil and Gendrassa refugee camps in Maban county and more than 380 confirmed and suspected cases have been reported. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img