Cholera hits Juba, South Sudan

At least 1 person has died from cholera in Juba’s residential areas. Several more people may be infected. Because of the very large number of people across the country who are surviving without proper shelter, clean water or toilets, and because of the disruptions during more than five months of civil war, there are fears that this disease will spread rapidly through contaminated water supplies.

All travellers to any area where cholera has been reported can reduce the risk of exposure to this infection by strictly observing all food and water precautions. If gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., vomiting and profuse watery diarrhoea) develop while visiting the affected area, travellers should seek medical care at once.

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