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Malaria Kills over 4,000 People in South Sudan - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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London – The Malaria disease is spread in an “unprecedented” level in South Sudan, killing thousands in the past six months, revealed an official in the health ministry.

Isaac Maber told Asharq Al-Awsat that at least 4,000 people have died from Malaria since February, with over 900,000 also being infected.

He revealed that his ministry, with the cooperation of the United Nations, has formed an emergency room to combat the disease, calling for donations to help them in their fight.

He said that some 2,000 people died from malaria in July and 250 died in August.

The lack of necessary medical resources and medicine has led to the spread of the disease.

Furthermore, he warned of a spike in infection in fall when mosquitoes that carry the disease increase.

He called on the government to take emergency measures to stop the infection, describing the situation as “dangerous and unprecedented.”