Suspected Hemorrhagic Fever Kills 3 In Eastern Lakes State

Eastern Lakes State Minister of Health, Mariam Paul Jebi has said four people including an expectant lady have died of an unknown illness suspected to be Viral hemorrhagic fever that begun last year in December.

Suspected Hemorrhagic Fever Kills 3 In Eastern Lakes State

By Mabor Riak Magok

YIROL, 11 Janauary 2018 [Gurtong]-She said clinical diagnosis indicated that the deceased  all died of bleeding.

“Samples of close relatives of the deceased have also been collected by the Ministry of Health and the WHO for testing. These samples have been taken to Juba for testing so that they can really tell us the cause of this disease,” said Mariam.

Mariam notes that one more case has been reported in Abang County of former Yirol East County.
“We went together as a team and we divided ourselves into two; one team went to Abang because we also heard another case there,” she said.

Viral hemorrhagic fevers are a group of illnesses which includes; Ebola and Marburg, Lassa fever, and yellow fever viruses.

They damage the blood vessels, and affect the body’s ability to regulate itself.

The symptoms of the disease include nose bleeding, high fever, gum bleeding and vomiting of blood.

However, The World Health Organization said it is monitoring 60 people after three died of suspected hemorrhagic fever in Eastern Lakes State.


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