Cases of urinary tract infections have increased in Agok, Abyei Administrative Area.
More than 10 cases are being recorded a week in Juol-Jok Primary Health Care Center compared to 2 cases in each of the previous months. Health officials in the say the most affected are men and women of reproductive ages.
Urinary tract infection is an infection in any part of urinary system such as ureters, bladder, and urethra. Its symptoms include strong, persistent urge to urinate, burning sensation when urinating, passing frequent, small amounts of urine and urine that appears cloudy.
It is caused when the bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder.
Medical official at Juoljok facility Dr. Ramzey Muorwel says this kind of infection is dangerous as causes barrenness in women if not treated earlier.
“Its complications are for long term when there is no treatment it can cause bareness, especially women. Another thing is that it causes miscarriage, and, in this situation, the woman will lose a fetus at the early stage of pregnancy regularly,” said Dr. Muorwel.
Dr. Mourwel advises the women and men experiencing UTI-like symptoms to report to hospital immediately for further management.