The hospitals of Port Sudan and Suakin, the Red Sea state, received in total more than 100 people with symptoms of suspected food poisoning on Monday. All of them had sought medical attention after allegedly drinking camel milk.
According to the local media, the Port Sudan Teaching Hospital received more than 40 patients, with a number of children among them, apparently suffering from poisoning from the neighborhoods of Dim Arab. The Suakin hospitals treated about 60 people with the same symptoms.
Amidst a situation close to an epidemic, there have been no deaths recorded since the first complainant went to hospital.
The health authorities attributed the cases to the storage of camel milk at home during the winter period.