KHARTOUM, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- Sudanese Health Ministry said 32 people were killed and 50 others were infected by yellow fever in the country's Central and South Darfur states, local Al-Sahafa daily reported Wednesday.
"According to the results of lab tests together with the reports sent by the health teams in the two states on cases of infection with fever and bleeding, the number of infected people amounted to 84 and 32 of them died until Tuesday," the paper quoted the ministry as saying.
The ministry said it has taken necessary measures to prevent the spread of the disease and lessen the mortality rate via provision of all the required medications to treat the disease and combat the vector mosquitoes.
The ministry said it has coordinated with the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide yellow fever vaccines to cover the areas of infection.
Recent press reports said six people died and 10 others were infected with an unknown fever in South Darfur State.