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Kala-azar kills one, over 100 infected

Bonifacio Taban
Health officials in Unity State are on high alert, as numerous Kala-azar cases are reported from Koch County.
8.09.2012  |  Bentiu
Dr. Santino John Tabang, Director General of the Health Ministry in Unity State, speaks with The Niles in Bentiu about the recent Kala-azar cases, September 5.
Dr. Santino John Tabang, Director General of the Health Ministry in Unity State, speaks with The Niles in Bentiu about the recent Kala-azar cases, September 5.

Doctors say over 100 people have already been diagnosed with the disease and one person died. Health officials and the World Health Organisation (WHO) are trying to stop the decease form spreading.

Definition: Kala-azarKala-azar is a chronic and potentially fatal parasitic disease of the the internal organs, particularly the liver, spleen, bone marrow and lymph nodes, due to an infection by a parasite called Leishmania donovani.

Bonifacio Taban reports from Bentiu: