South Sudan

Situation Report #109 on Cholera in South Sudan as at 23:59 Hours, 24 February 2017

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Situation Update

A total of 13 counties in 9 (28%) of 32 states countrywide have confirmed cholera outbreaks (Table 1; Figure 1.0). The most recent cases were confirmed in Yirol East, Eastern Lakes state on 22 February 2017. Suspect cholera cases have been reported in Malakal Town; Pajatriei Islands, Bor county; Panyagor, Twic East county; and Moldova Islands, Duk county (Table 4). During week 8 of 2017, a total of 4 samples from Yirol East and 2 samples from Mayendit tested positive for cholera (Table 3). Cumulatively, 185 (37.8 %) samples have tested positive for Vibrio Cholerae inaba in the National Public Health Laboratory as of 24 February 2017 (Table 3).