South Sudan

South Sudan: Cholera outbreak (as of 3 of July 2014)

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Situation Update

The Ministry of Health officially declared an outbreak of cholera in Juba, the capital of South Sudan on 15 May 2014.

Since then, over 2,600 cases of cholera have been reported in Bor South, Juba, Kajo-Keji, Lafon,
Magwi, Manyo, Mundri East, Torit and Yei counties in four States.

The cholera outbreak is on the decline in Juba County though Torit has now emerged as the new cholera hotspot in Eastern Equatoria state. In response to the high case fatality rate of 3.6% in Torit, response efforts coordinated by the state taskforce with support from the National Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization and partners have been enhanced to allow timely case detection and referral to the designated cholera treatment centre.