Cholera outbreaks widespread in South Sudan

Cholera cases have been confirmed in these 9 districts in South Sudan: Imatong, Eastern Lakes, Jubek, Terekeka, Jonglei, Western Bieh, Northern Liech, Southern Liech, and Eastern Nile, as well as suspected cases in Mayendit, Panyijiar, and Ayod.

There were 2006 cases of cholera reported in Jubek in 2016, including 27 deaths, but no new cases have been recorded since the last few weeks of December 2016.

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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.

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