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WHO and Ministry of Health expand cholera response to minimize future risk

AFRO news release

In an effort to stop the spread of cholera in South Sudan, the Ministry of Health, with support from WHO and partners, is ramping up disease surveillance, treatment and prevention efforts. Conflict is threatening the health of thousands of people and 271 cholera cases have been reported, including 14 deaths. An oral cholera vaccination campaign set to start today aims to reach over 14 000 people.