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Sudan, Africa: Chickengunya

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    Posted: September 25 2018 at 4:45pm
Sudan reports outbreak of mosquito-borne Chikungunya disease in eastern state
Khalid Abdelaziz

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - More than 11,000 people in Sudan’s eastern state of Kassala have been infected over the past month by Chikungunya, a debilitating mosquito-borne viral disease, but no deaths have been reported, a Sudanese official said on Tuesday.

Chikungunya is spread by two mosquito species and can cause severe symptoms, which develop three to seven days after a person is bitten by an infected mosquito, include high fever, headache, muscle pain, back pain and rash. There are no dedicated treatments or vaccines for Chikungunya.

In rare cases it is fatal.

Source:   https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sudan-health-chikungunya/sudan-reports-outbreak-of-mosquito-borne-chikungunya-disease-in-eastern-state-idUSKCN1M52MB
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