South Sudan

South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak in Juba, Central Equatoria State - Situation Report (Sitrep No. 8) as at 23:59 Hours, 23 May 2014

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Background

On 29 April 2014, a suspected case of cholera was reported from MSF clinic at UN House/Juba III IDP camp. The previous day he had visited relatives in Gudele where he developed severe diarrhoea.
One of the contacts in the household had developed acute watery diarrhea on the 23 April 2014.
Following field investigations and laboratory confirmation, on 15 May 2014, the Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of cholera in Juba. Since then, several suspected cases have been recorded and laboratory confirmed from different suburbs in Juba.

Situation Update

The table below summarizes the number of suspected and confirmed cases reported in Juba. A detailed breakdown is provided as appendix 1.