Measles outbreak results in 20 deaths in Sudan’s Nuba Mountain region
More than 100 measles cases were reported since November, including 20 deaths in children in Nuba Mountains region in South Kordofan, Sudan. The region has been host to fighting between SPLM-North and the Sudanese government for five years. Local authorities attribute the problem to poor health conditions due to lack of vaccination of children since the outbreak of war in 2011.
Campylobacter: Dozens sickened in north west England
Following reports from the South Lakeland District Council less than two weeks ago of an investigation into a half-dozen confirmed Campylobacter cases linked to a Kendal farm, the case count has reached 56, according to a Food Quality News report today. The report states that the illnesses are most likely caused by the consumption of unpasteurized (raw) milk.