South Sudan

Republic of South Sudan: Cholera Situation and Response Updates, 6 October 2017

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New Fangak: Cholera has been confirmed in New Fangak after three samples tested positive by culture on 4 October 2017. Since 25 September 2017, at least seven cholera cases (with deaths) have been reported from several neighborhoods Malakia, Hai Thurja; Kamil; Bel Thorin, Muska Pouk, and Fangat in New Fangak. All cases were treated at the MSF clinic and discharged on 29 September 2017. Community follow up revealed no additional cases at community level. WASH implementing partners are supporting WASH response. Cholera was first confirmed in Fangak on 10 August 2016 with transmission persisting till week 23 of 2017 during which period 257 cholera cases including 2 deaths (0.77%) were reported.

General cholera trends

Cholera transmission has continued to decline countrywide. In the last four weeks [weeks 37- 40] , cholera cases dropped from at least 40 cases in week 37 of 2017 to at least 15 cases in week 40 of 2017.

Three counties [Juba, Budi, and Fangak] have registered cholera transmission in the last four weeks [ 37-40]. A total of 135 cases have been reported from the three counties in the last four weeks [37-40]. Most of the cases have been reported from Juba [112 cases] while B u d i and Fa n ga k reported 16 cases and 7 cases respectively.