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Unity State: 20 people die of rabies in Payinjiar County


July 3, 2012 (BENTIU) - The Commissioner of Payinjiar County in South Sudan’s Unity State, Peter Gai Joak, told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday that rabies has killed 20 people in his area.

The virus, which is transferred through dog bites is thought to be affecting 10 further people. Payinjiar County lacks proper healthcare facilities for treating rabies.

Health officials in the county have appealed to county authorities appealing for them to kill the stray dogs in the area and on Monday the commissioner issued a decree to kill all stray dogs in the county.

Joak called on dog owners to take them to veterinarian seeking treatments for their domestic animals in the county.

Payinjiar County lacks good roads making it hard to access Bentiu, the capital of Unity State, making it difficult for victims to travel for treatment.

The community in Payinjiar are calling for more help from the state government in Unity state to vaccinate people to prevent the virus causing more deaths.

The county has a big health centre but lacks the drugs and skilled health personnel needed to serve the people.

Despite a peace agreement in 2005 ending Sudan’s north-south civil war and South Sudan’s independence a year ago, residents in Payinjiar complain that they have not see any dividends in terms of development.


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  • 5 July 2012 06:24, by katnyokarieu


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    • 5 July 2012 06:34, by katnyokarieu

      IS THIS COMMISSIONER PETER GAI JOK A INTERLECTUAL? How can a rabies kill 20 people , anyway nuer even they re dogs, and is not a matter for nuer to die simply as it, let them die in thousond ,s.sudan will experience peace and stablity, they went raiding Agaar in Rumbek ,they got kill and complained to the wrong site.a rabies cannot kill 1person with out being deticted.

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    • 5 July 2012 07:25, by omoni jr.

      you are one of the jackass Dinka dog who does not know what is death,death is Not something that you can celebrate mr.idiot.it can be you right now,who knows,God is the only powerful creator that knows ur future.

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      • 5 July 2012 08:10, by Jeti

        Hey Dr. Obese, stop being busy with internal state boundaries, and take healthcares to the people.
        We always need you to be more productive ’cos you stubbed us on the back in 1991.

        My condolences to the victims, and I wish those with the virus quick recovery!

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      • 5 July 2012 09:08, by katnyokarieu

        Omoni jr, re u one beliveing the false excuses in panyjiar, yesterday was flooding displacing people to day is rabies 20 people ,iknow u re nyamnyam who is not inform about nuer false dead.they soon claim that Riek Machar have die for s.sudan flow fund for funeral rite.pls mr nyamnyam go back to uganda.here in south we have right to right false allegation,if u go to panyijiar u might not get mass

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      • 5 July 2012 20:28, by Dut Monybor

        Please you must to respect the name Dinka ,it is not a person name please like Katnyokarieu .If you want to react with Katnyokarieu be specified to him.

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