Emergencies preparedness, response

Cholera in southern Sudan - update 3

18 May 2006

As of 5 May 2006, the cumulative number of cases in southern Sudan is 13 852, with 516 deaths (CFR 3.73%) . The outbreak started in Yei at the end of January. Six out of ten states have confirmed cases . The current focus of the outbreak is in East Equatoria State. A task force including key partners (WHO and other UN agencies, NGOs) is assisting the Ministry of Health of southern Sudan to coordinate the response to the outbreak.