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Malaria and whooping coughs kill 36 in Jonglei’s Duk County


January 21, 2012 (PARIAK) - A malaria and whooping cough outbreak in Jonglei State’s Duk County, has reportedly killed 36 people over the last month with a further 761 cases under medical care in Pajut clinic.

The head of the health centre in Pajut village, Gai Tut, on Saturday told Sudan Tribune that 14 people have died of malaria and over 400 other people of various ages have been affected over the last four weeks.

According to Tut, their clinics started receiving malaria and whooping cough cases in their numbers over last few days. He says some patients were lost due to lack of drugs.

In the last two weeks 22 people have died and a further 361 are suffering from whooping coughs, a contagious disease caused by Bordetella Parapertussis bacteria.

Complaining about an acute lack of drugs, Tut called upon the state government to urgently send relevant drugs to the village.

The clinic is too small to cope with such a big number of patients, Tut said.

Delivering medicine to Duk County like other areas of Jonglei State is difficult due to the poor roads and infrastructure in South Sudan’s largest state.

Most drugs from Mareng [the headquarters of Duk County] delivered to Pajut clinic from April to November last year were carried on the heads of local people at a cost Duk County’s Health Medical Department officer, Samuel Jima, told Sudan Tribune in Bor last week.

"Even a carton of syringes, the lightest one, was carried from Mareng to Pajut [for] a 100SSP ($38) on people’s heads,” said Jima.


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  • 22 January 2012 08:30, by Ruach

    It is not Malaria nor Whooping cough rather it is the result of insecurity infested by Jebe/Murle/Jabaar.They made the visionary communities not to think about their future.Death to homeless people & any Apes standing behind them to disturb the visionary Nuer & Dinka!

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    • 22 January 2012 10:03, by Gumbulla Junior


      Instead of giving ur condolence to the families of those parted souls,u narrow ur little chicken mind to blame murle.malaria and whooping cough are natural calamities caused by mother nature not by any ethnic in south sudan.plz learn to be sorry for these and repent.Even ur visionary elites can’t do anything to save a single life from this disaster.may their souls rest in peace!

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      • 22 January 2012 12:51, by Ruach

        Gumbulla Jebe/jabaar.Do u know the value of human life?If you are a +ve thinker,u can understand what I mean.People don’t care about their future because they think about small primitive animals to come & kill & abduct their children.This desaster is the result of your activities.Otherwise I don’t wana devate with fool who doesn’t know anything about the real world.Death to Apes!

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    • 22 January 2012 18:19, by NUER ONE

      That is the second death from god,if I am a killer, I will die soon.ANY ONE WHO KILL SHOULD CONFESE IN THE CHURCH OR STOP KILLING EACH OTHERS.

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    • 22 January 2012 22:17, by From the South

      A very silly creature on ST, if you blame Murle for this lost then it might be God’s punishment and revange to backwarded Nuer community, know that a lot is coming, and the same mouth you have been accusing murle with, will be the same mouth you will beg for forgivenessm mark my words, Oh God Forgive them for they dont know what they are doing.

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      • 23 January 2012 04:35, by LL Reuben

        From the South:

        Who will the God punish, the one abducting and stealing others children and cattle, and killing the innocents or it is the other way around? My sister try to be fair minded, the United Nation are there for thier interest, they aren’t saving any life of anyone. Let your community be aware of that fact. Otherwise...extinction will part of our vacubalary very soon.

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      • 23 January 2012 09:41, by John Bang

        @ Ms.Fromthe South,
        You must be a very funny,wife of Nuer who divorced from your husbant man from Nuer,because of not stealing you children from the neighbours.Why do you stick to only abusing Nuer& Dinka,ur former husbant?Know if Murle doesnot attack Duk, diseases like that could not come,natural disease cam not come without cause.

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    • 23 January 2012 07:26, by dad1

      It is the result of insecurity and poor governance, since 1983 there is no peace in Jonglei state, in Jonglei most of the people are thinkng that they are still under Arab rule because SS government did nothing to people of Jonglei in term of peace,medication, Schools and roads. we got our freedom from North in 2005 and no changes taking place in Jonglei State.
      Government dump Jonglei State.

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  • 22 January 2012 13:11, by Chamwaranywaa

    I am so sorry to hear such a bad news! May the souls of those who passed away rest in eternal peace. May the living God comfort their families.

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  • 22 January 2012 16:04, by MoMur

    blame on you State Govenor Kuol Manyang

    you just sit silently in Bortown instead of checking State’s health.very unbelievable

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    • 22 January 2012 19:08, by NUER ONE


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      • 23 January 2012 09:58, by John Bang

        @ Nuer One,
        the cause of these things only Murle who claims to be people, but I view them as inhuman,they are not stable like people and their mission is to steal other people’s properties. they are not happy if they did not steal.We will finish them step by step

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  • 24 January 2012 05:42, by Odingo

    Malaria and whooping not suprising.
    The outbreaking of malaria and whooping always affect people during dry season. Those who were created to die of malaria and whooping will go, but the operation againts those dangerious criminals called murles will still continuous as scheduled by Duk Youth and Nuer Warriors.Those Murles attackers are the one who passed malaria to people of Duk.May God Ble

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