Cholera outbreak declared in Rubkona County in South Sudan

Two cases of cholera have been confirmed by health officials in Northern Liech State, with another 4 suspected infected people in Bentiu. The outbreak started in Juba in May, and has killed more than 30 people so far.

A likely cause of the outbreak is limited access to resources, such as clean drinking water, due to the political crisis facing the country. Cholera is spread through contaminated water.

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Advice For Travellers

All travellers can minimize the risk of exposure to this disease. 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.