Cholera spreads across South Sudan

The outbreak of cholera has spread across South Sudan where 271 cholera cases have been reported in just the past 2 weeks. Of these, 14 people have died. There may be many more unreported cases in affected communities.

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Advice For Travellers

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.