Disease

Peru: Dozens infected with Carrión’s disease

Health officials are reporting at least 26 cases of Carrión’s disease, or Bartonella bacilliformis infection in residents of Sánchez Carrión province in Northern Peru, according to a local media report (computer translated). The cases include children, young adults and elderly patients from Succha Centro and Yacopampa. In addition, a 7-month old infant from Huamachuco died from the infection after suffering from severe anemia.

Nigeria – Measles Outbreak

The number of children infected by measles at Maiduguri Arabic Teachers College (ATC) camp in Maiduguri has increased from 22 two days ago to 77, though the death toll remains at 6, even as state officials are seen battling to make the environment where the infected children are kept habitable.

The disease was introduced to the camp by people coming from Monguno whose communities were recently liberated after over two years of occupation by Boko Haram.

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