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WHO confirms first case of swine influenza in South Sudan

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December 4, 2009 (JUBA) – The World Health Organization (WHO) reported the first confirmed case of Influenza H1N1 infection in the capital of southern Sudan region, Juba.

In a health situation report released on November 30, WHO said the patient who showed flu symptoms had travelled in Europe. It further added that a test done in a laboratory in Nairobi confirmed he is suffering from H1N1 virus.

The case prompted southern Sudan health authorities to take the necessary steps to contain the spread of the flu in Juba. "Furthermore National Influenza Task Force held a meeting and agreed to scale up the health education campaign."

Last July Sudanese authorities in Khartoum confirmed the first two cases of H1N1 flu virus when two Sudanese returning from London tested positive for the virus.

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  • 5 December 2009 03:43, by Time1

    This should be contained and awareness rised at all levels, Swine Flu is just like to typical cold flu but you can get it even without exposing to cold if you get in contact with someone infected, through sneezing or coughing in publiuc areas, They should know most people coming from Europe have Swine Flu, so everyone from there should undergo medical check if they do not feel well.

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    • 5 December 2009 04:39, by Maruon Ayiei

      The swine flu is one of the deadless disease world experienced. It will be worst if this disease is not contain in time. With all lack of hygien in Juba and poor infrastructure, this disease could spread quickly like wild fire. The GOSS need to contain this disease and to help WHO (world health Organization) in coordination.I hope it will not take the life of those helpless citizens residing in Juba. I also don’t think we have the vacine for H1N1 in south sudan, so it need extensive and thoroughly awareness across all ten south state. Let people stay at home if they feel sick in order to contain the spreading of this epedemic disease. God bless yah all.

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    • 5 December 2009 04:58, by The Best Generation

      Almost all the life threatening diseases are always imported to Africa from from the west,where the advance in technology and knowledge is causing more harm than good. we in Africa we suffer really from most vector borne diseases like malaria due to our ecological richness and Biodiversity.
      The high uncontrolled influx of the foreigners especially the Europeqan to the South Sudan Capital,is not causing only the disease,but also spoiling our teens. So our Government should strengthen and empower the standard and grade as the tool for checking anything entering our soil,they are supposed to work in close partnership with air ports,immigration offices,Ministry International coperation and of course,the police and customs.Their capacity has to be built enough especially in the areas like Laboratory technique,criminology etc.

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      • 5 December 2009 12:59, by Time1

        You are right, West is mis-using the new biotechnology or genetic engineering to engineer unnatural organism, like bacteria and virus which do not exists naturally, this is cause most of the disease epedemic like HIV, EBOLA,MARBURG,BIRD FLU H5N1,SWINE FLU H1N1 and other viruses, if the west would use the biotechnology they have in responsible way, there would be not deaths but it would help in cure and treatments of natural disease, but it is unfortunate that technology is being used to make profits by killing through spreading disease, imagine if everybody join this activity of engineering organism and spreading it, what will happen? some humans are looking for their own destruction. Those who do not have the biotechnology and enough doctors will remain the victims for long time.

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  • 5 December 2009 05:13, by James John

    My dear southerner, there is nothing so called swine flu.....don’t don’t scared with nothing.

    Instead this people will give u a swine flu if they start saying about that flu. don’t listen to anybody bout swine flu.

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  • 5 December 2009 06:33, by BUSTA 2

    Juba is dirtest the World!!

    This is caused by the paper bags which is all over the town in Juba. Few days back Logic Boy said they were doing general cleaning and our brother Dinkas were just moving with their sticks now see what they have caused to the people of Juba!!!!!

    It has not come as surprice because where the are mojority of Dinkas there swine influenz report I think Doctors should check them proper may that is the type of sickness they carry.

    Brother in Christ,

    Busta 2

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  • 5 December 2009 06:36, by BUSTA 2

    Juba is the dirtest in the World!!

    This is caused by the paper bags which is all over the town in Juba. Few days back Logic Boy said they were doing general cleaning and our brother Dinkas were just moving with their sticks now see what they have caused to the people of Juba!!!!!

    It has not come as surprice because where the are mojority of Dinkas there swine influenz report I think Doctors should check them proper may that is the type of sickness they carry.

    Brother in Christ,

    Busta 2

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    • 5 December 2009 07:06, by Dinka Boy

      Hey Busta2,
      You made me laugh.
      This is completely bias.
      What are they doing with the stick in Juba.
      This disease should be carefully prevented because it communicable disease which is caued by virus.
      It affect people easily throght the air.

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    • 5 December 2009 09:54, by Aarai Baka

      To Busta 2 in Christ

      Swine influenza got nothing to do with Juba dirtiest in the world boy.Swine influenza cases were been confirmed in some cleanest cities like tokyo, New York, London, Cape Town and many more but that dont mean these cities are dirtiest in the world. try to make your argument make sense than being dumby boy. Im not against your though but try to make some comparison, Dinka and Swine dont come together at all.

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      • 5 December 2009 10:21, by BUSTA 2

        Baka shut up,

        What about Ebola who brought isnt your people??
        You don’t know what you are talking.

        Brother in Christ,

        Busta 2

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        • 5 December 2009 10:40, by Aarai Baka

          I cannot shup up. my people are including you yourself. I have live here in Juba where I was born, and none of my people never have any case of ebola at all.Logic Boy will not like what u are telling me now because he is my Equatorian brother and he not going to like it.

          Boy from Tali, Sudan

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    • 5 December 2009 16:21, by Wad alnas

      First of all,the government of south Sudan should take this matter seriously to control this disease from spreading all over,And to Busta why are you thinking the Dinka where the cause of swine flue.Oh i see, You are just one of those stupid guys who just want to run their mouth on this web and that, what is wrong with us nowadays instead of talking about salutary thing to our Nation, then we just went a head and use negative insult to our own people. So my question to Busta when will you really learn to act like human instead of animal .

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    • 6 December 2009 00:15, by Son of South SudanKG

      Dear Brother in Christ(Busta2),

      First of all: I don’t really know who has make you wise that H1N1-virus (Mexicans flu) been spread by the Dinka’s in South /Sudan. Secondly the Juba dirtiest is not the cost of the virus, but it can bring other diseases with it.

      If the Dinka’s are the rule cost of H1N1-virus (Mexicans flu) in South Sudan then according to me you can blame them for all viruses we have in this world.

      My point to you: don’t late the hate control your heartless and your mindless and cool your heart a bit.

      Hope one day South Sudan Youth will come together…
      Peace with our Nation,
      SOSSKG

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  • 5 December 2009 11:30, by Othogomoi

    Dear friend

    swine flu, is a global outbreak of a new strain of influenza A virus subtype H1N1.it has nothing to do with dirty town or clean town.it is a virus,do you know what is virus? don`t get confusion with this non sence of those who came from abroad and claiming that Juba is the is most dirty city in the world.i except it , but do you what happen in this city? before the CPA , juba was normal town and its people keep hygene well, but when extruders(foreiners) from neighbouring countries come they brought all types dirtiness injuba.example Custom shop was not like that before, but when those prostitute and killers come and settle there, it turns into sometine that you will believe to be a market. how can people sleep in market people? this is Ugandan culture not ours.the government should have imposed laws and regulation to deal with them.
    And secondly we can say those who came from the countries where there is the diseases are the one who brought it in Juba, so we can accsue them, and our corrupted Government of not conrolling the influx of people coming into the country.even those who are not educated(criminal, thieves,killers, prostitute,whore, and HIV Carriers) are everyday entering Sudan from Uganda, Congo,Kenya Ethiopia, and Erithrea and C.A.R and Chad. what are they coming for, if they dont have businees to do let them go back to their country.it useless to keep them in our country to rate of criminals.
    dont accuse fellow Sudanese , they dont have such kind of thdisase because we dont deal with pigs here.
    take care from those stupid Sudanese who went abroad and then claiming themselves to be best people.what have they brought to South Sudan, only corruption, and bad practice of denying their idenity.where have you been before going abroad, where were you bron? in this dirty cities of South Sudan,then today you are claiming to be somebody. you suppose to cry when seeing your Mother land like this?what kind of human being are we?

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  • 5 December 2009 13:05, by Time1

    BUSTARD

    Swine Flu is already and epidemic in most developed nations, it is not about dirty, it is the ignorance about the diesease which allows it to spread, khartoum already has more than 70 cases of Swine Flu, more have died in other parts of the world, like Mexico, America, UK, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

    Ebola is a genetically engineered virus, it never existed before naturally.

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