Cholera outbreak continues to spread through South Sudan

The outbreak of cholera, which started Awerial, has continued to spread through South Sudan infecting 2,450 people and killing 37 people. Multiple counties have reported cases and Juba is the area with the most cases at 1,800 infected people, and the newest county to be affected is Fangak.

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Advice For Travellers

The spread of cholera happens through contaminated food and water so travellers should strictly observe all food and water precautions in any area where there is cholera. If gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., vomiting and profuse watery diarrhoea) develop while visiting the affected area, travellers should seek medical care at once.