Nearly 100 deaths recorded in southern Somalia due to a mysterious virus

The Somali Disaster Management Agency announced the registration of nearly 100 deaths in the central province of Juba in southern Somalia. The Acting Director of the agency stated that the medical sources in the province show that the deaths recorded were the result of an unknown virus. The director added that severe acute diarrhea and vomiting are the main symptoms of this strange epidemic. A Somali official stated that there had been about 400 deaths, mostly children and women in Middle Juba province. It should be noted this region lies entirely under the control of al Shabaab rebels, which could hamper any relief efforts.


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