November 9, 2012 (JUBA) - At least 26 refugees in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State have died from Hepatitis E, out of the reported 1,050 cases recorded in various refugee camps within the young nation, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.
The virus is contracted and spread through consuming contaminated food and water, causing damage to a persons liver and can be fatal.
The risk of infection, according to UNHCR, was high in densely populated settings such as refugee (...)
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