South Sudan reports 15 new cholera deaths

At least 15 more people have died of cholera in South Sudan out of 55 cases registered Friday at a Juba hospital

South Sudan reports 15 new cholera deaths

World Bulletin/News Desk

At least 15 more people have died of cholera in South Sudan out of 55 cases registered Friday at a Juba hospital, a medical official has said.

The latest deaths bring to 23 the number of people who have died of the fatal disease out of 745 confirmed cases reported in Juba within the past two weeks, Wani Lolik Lado, general director of Juba Teaching Hospital, told Anadolu Agency.

Over the past few weeks, the Health Ministry and other institutions have scaled up efforts to combat cholera in and around the capital.

The U.N. mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has also taken measures to ensure that internally displaced persons (IDPs) in its compound in Juba were safe.

Efforts are currently underway with the World Health Organization in Juba to vaccinate IDPs.

South Sudanese authorities have also ordered all water providers to make sure that untreated water is chlorinated before being distributed and sold at local collection points.

Last Mod: 31 Mayıs 2014, 11:10
Add Comment