Cholera outbreak expected to worsen with onset of rainy season in South Sudan

The onset of the rainy season in South Sudan means more contamination of water supplies and more cholera cases. Since the outbreak began in May in Juba, there have been more than 4,600 reported cholera cases, including 106 deaths. The town of Torit has been the most affected with more than 900 reported cases.

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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