Cholera outbreak kills 22 in South Sudan with fatality rate of 2.49percent
South Sudan August 10:At least 22 people were killed in a cholera outbreak in South Sudan representing a case fatality rate of (CFR) of 2.49 per cent, the UN humanitarian agency said on Tuesday.
According to the UN, Juba had recorded 808 cholera cases and nine deaths (CFR 1.11 per cent), while Terekeka had reported 14 cases and five deaths (CFR 35.71 per cent).
In Juba, the cases spread rapidly following the eruption of fighting in July and access to clean water and safe food had become increasingly difficult as a result of rising costs due to continued devaluation of the South Sudanese Pound.
It said partners were ramping up their response and an integrated response strategy that includes surveillance, hygiene promotion, health education and provision of water, sanitation and hygiene had been rolled out in areas with a high number of cases.