Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Health situation in South Sudan: Cholera in Juba, Central Equatoria State

Laboratory Scientists from IMC and WHO conduct a rapid test on a specimen as health partners step up surveillance for cholera with the onset of the rainy season.
WHO/M. Moyo
Laboratory Scientists from IMC and WHO conduct a rapid test on a specimen as health partners step up surveillance for cholera with the onset of the rainy season.

24 June 2015 -- As of 23 June 2015, a total of 237 cholera cases including 19 deaths (CFR 10%) have been reported from 50 villages in seven payams of Juba County. The initial cases were traced back to 18 May 2015 in UN House Protection of the Civilians, which has reported the majority of the cases followed by New site, Mangatain IDP, Gumbo, Kor William, Gudele 1 and Munuki.