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Malaria outbreak kills over 4,000 in S. Sudan: official

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August 21, 2017 (JUBA) - An outbreak of malaria in South Sudan has killed over 4,000 people since February, a senior health official disclosed last week.

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Malaria affected baby, Juba, South Sudan (Getty)

“This year’s malaria is the most severe the country has ever seen,” Dr. Isaac Mapeer, the deputy head of Malaria Control Program at South Sudan’s Ministry of Health, told Anadolu Agency on Thursday.

A total of over 900,000 malaria cases had so far been registered, according to Mapeer.

“4,073 deaths were recorded since February, while 2,000 deaths were reported in 2016”, he stressed.

Malaria is described as is a life-threatening mosquito-borne blood disease caused by a Plasmodium parasite, which is usually transmitted to humans through the bite of the Anopheles mosquito. Once an infected mosquito bites a human, the parasites multiply in the host’s liver before infecting and destroying red blood cells.

According to the senior health official, the country’s Epidemic Task Force headed by the Ministry of Health in partnership with United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and other partners has also stepped up efforts to fight the disease.

The health official, however, decried the lack of funds to fight malaria and appealed for donations to help fight the disease.

In July, OCHA said more than 76% of disease-related deaths in South Sudan are from malaria.

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  • 21 August 2017 09:18, by Garangs Ghost

    South Sudan is a complete disaster. Where is Eric Reeves, why the silence Mr Reeves? This is what you campaigned for, you are responsible for this catastrophe of a country. South Sudanese don’t know how to rule or manage a country. They are too primitive and tribal.

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    • 23 August 2017 13:16, by Angelo Achuil

      Garang Ghost, you said about Eric Reeves "you are responsible for this catastrophe of a country" Well, the least I can say is that you are 100% wrong!!! South Sudanese hated and fought Arabs way longer than Eric Reeves had been alive (think 1956). Eric only supported his friends (Southerners) to get what they chose: Independence. We know who to blame for this mess - us & our leaders, that’s who.

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  • 22 August 2017 07:24, by Jongo

    horrible figures what’s the population of SS if 6 mln. took a refuge another 4 mln eternally displaced & ding of famine , 1.5 mln killed in recent war, 1 mln died of HIV, Cholera, Bodaboda, Wewe Night Thieves, IO, SPLA, & so many name it all are killing South Sudanese ? how many been killed & how many remaining
    Oh no these are all FAKE FIGURES

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