South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - May 2014

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On 15 May 2014, South Sudan's Ministry of Health declared a cholera outbreak in Juba, Central Equatoria State, after 18 suspected cholera cases and one death had been reported (Govt, 15 May 2014). By 11 Aug 2014, the number of cases had increased to 5,697, including 123 deaths. (WHO, 15 Aug 2014)

At October, cholera resurfaced in Eastern Equatoria's Lopa-Lafon County where new cases and deaths were reported, raising the cumulative number to 6,260 cases and 157 deaths (WHO, 31 Oct 2014). As of 14 Dec, the cumulative total stood at 6,421 cases including 167 deaths (CFR 2.60%) from five states and 16 counties. (Govt/WHO, 14 Dec 2014)

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