Cholera Joins Bullets In Killing S.Sudanese

medicine sans-serif; color: #222222;”>Toby Lanzer, health the United Nation’s deputy special representative andstory sans-serif; color: #222222;”> humanitarian coordinator, revealed today that as per the close of yesterday May 25, the number had climbed from 14 to 20 with hundreds more cases registered and diagnosed including at the UN compound which shelter thousands internally displaced persons.

“512 cases of cholera have been registered with 20 deaths after some 450 people diagnosed in different parts of the capital including one case at UN,” says Lanzer who has been in the country since a civil war broke out.

In an effort to forestall the rapid infections, Lanzer adds, UN agencies mainly UNICEF and WHO have vaccinated over 200,000 people in the capital Juba alone.

Cholera was declared in Juba on May 15, by the World Health Organisation and the ministry of health of South Sudan after samples taken to AMREF laboratory in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi confirmed the disease.

Cholera cases were also reported in other states apart from Juba and Central Equatorial where the first cases were reported.


Last week, in Upper Nile state capital of Malakal, seven SPLA soldiers reportedly died of the disease and 24 cases are officially confirmed to be admitted in Jonglei state.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education together with Health ministry have ordered for the closing of all schools in Juba as the epidemic intensifies in the war devastated nation.

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