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Epidemic Hazard in Sudan on Sunday, 23 December, 2012 at 19:31 (07:31 PM) UTC.

Description
Residents from Saraf Omra have revealed the emergence of new cases of a deadly disease causing vomiting and diarrhea. It was reported on Thu 20 Dec 2012 that if patients are not treated as soon as the disease is discovered, the disease could lead to death. A witness from Saraf Omra told Radio Dabanga on Thursday [20 Dec 2012] that the number of people infected with the disease is about 500. He added that the disease causes the skin tone to turn yellow and the eyes green. The witness said that Saraf Omra hospital is overloaded with patients with malaria, yellow fever, and the new disease. Moreover, the witness stated that serious cases are being referred to Zalingei and El Geneina hospitals for treatment. Residents of Saraf Omra have appealed to the Ministry of Health in North Darfur to urgently send a medical team to investigate the disease in Saraf Omra and neighboring villages.
Biohazard name: Undiagnosed disease
Biohazard level: 3/4 Hight
Biohazard desc.: Bacteria and viruses that can cause severe to fatal disease in humans, but for which vaccines or other treatments exist, such as anthrax, West Nile virus, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, SARS virus, variola virus (smallpox), tuberculosis, typhus, Rift Valley fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, yellow fever, and malaria. Among parasites Plasmodium falciparum, which causes Malaria, and Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes trypanosomiasis, also come under this level.
Symptoms: Disease causes the skin tone to turn yellow and the eyes green
Status: suspected

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