By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The World Health Organization (WHO) were recently notified of an outbreak of human infections linked to camels in area of Ethiopia that has affected nearly 200 people.

Ethiopia, Africa

WHO reports:

An outbreak was detected in Oromia and Somali regions of Ethiopia related to camels. In Oromia, 158 human cases were reported and a further 40 cases were reported in Somali state of Ethiopia as of 12 June 2021.

Out of 40 hospitalized cases 35 were treated and discharged. No deaths have been reported.

Symptoms included diarrhea, fever and vomiting associated with the consumption of camel meat. Samples from camels and human cases have been taken and are undergoing laboratory investigation.