EP-20170421-57936-SSD – Epidemic – South Sudan – Africa

According to the UN, there are concerns that the outbreak will intensify and spread during the upcoming rainy season due to continued conflict. No fewer than 172 people have died from cholera outbreak across 14 counties in South Sudan since the initial outbreak was reported in June last year, the UN on Thursday said. The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said as at April 14, 6,222 cholera cases had been reported since the initial case was recorded on June 18, 2016. "New cases have continued to be reported in new locations across the country during the dry season," OCHA ...

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