Diarrhoea cases on rise among children in Bor

Diarrhoea cases are on the rise among young children in Bor due to poor hygiene practices and rotavirus, emphasizing the importance of proper hygiene, vaccination, and timely medical treatment.

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On Saturday, a nurse in Bor Civic Hospital said diarrhoea cases are rising among young children in Bor due to poor hygiene and rotavirus.

John Anyieth Malak, who works in the children’s department at Bor Civic Hospital, revealed that many children had been diagnosed with diarrhoea.
He stressed that the hospital currently treats young children suffering from the disease.

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John urges mothers to observe proper hygiene when feeding their young ones and also get them vaccinated.


It’s advisable for mothers to maintain good hygiene practices so that their children should not contract poor health related diseases,” He urged.

He reiterates his call on mothers to always take their children to the hospital for treatment when signs of diarrhoea start to show.

Yar Makuei, a woman whose child is suffering from diarrhoea, said it has been severe on her child for over a week.

My child is 9 months old and he has been suffering from diarrhea for the last one week and there is no change. I have tried almost every medicine that can treat it but failed,” Yar said.

Makuei said that the head nurse in the paediatrics had told her to go back home and continue with the same treatment.

According to the Head Nurse in charge of Bor Civic Hospital paediatrics, 60% of cases of children are diarrhoea-related.

Signs and symptoms of diarrhoea include cramping, bloating, abdominal pain, upset stomach, fever, blood stools, dehydration and incontinence.

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