New cases of cholera erupt in a UN camp in South Sudan

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has reported 83 cholera cases since 16 Oct 2016 at the UN camp in Bentiu town.

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Advice For Travellers

Overcrowding of refugees in camps is a major risk factor for cholera. Aid workers 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.