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February 8, 2017 (BOR) - 30 Cholera case and 13 deaths have been confirmed at an island in South Sudan’s Jonglei state.

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A state hospital official said primary tests conducted in its laboratory have shown the disease could be Cholera.

The sample was sent to Juba for further specialized testing to confirm the disease before an outbreak is declared.

Cholera is an infectious disease characterized by intense vomiting and profuse watery diarrhea and that rapidly leads to dehydration and often death. The disease is caused by infection with the bacteria Vibrio Cholerae, which may be transmitted via infected fecal matter, food, or water.

Nearly 30 cases had been reported in islands of Twic East, Jalle and Duk as of Tuesday this week, officials disclosed.

The medical team, including experts from the U.N Children’s Fund (UNICEF) was dispatched to the islands to investigate it and render the needed medication, the state governor said.

“We started to notice the cases from last week, intervention is already going on, director for health is moving with the group of experts from UNICEF, and Sudan Medical Care, they are addressing the situation,” said Phillip Aguer.

Cases of Cholera were last reported in July 2016. This year, it is the contrary, as cases were recorded during dry season. However, due to lack transport, the medical teams now treat patients from their areas.

(ST)

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  • 9 February 2017 08:16, by Kuch

    Hmmm, SUDAN TRIBUNE is at its best as usual! "30 Cholera-related cases, 13 deaths reported in Jonglei" What part of Jonglei is that SUDAN TRIBUNE? Don’t your overt lies have no borders? Keep your rubbish in Juba, Wau Shilluk and some parts of *Liech state* in our former unity state. Be very very careful fools>>>

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    • 9 February 2017 08:42, by Kuch

      In our former Jonglei state, the only state that has people with lax of ignorant are our Murles, Njie and our Nuer cousins people. The Murle and Njie have been given their own state, Boma state----the Dinkas/Jiengs country of Bor, their Pi-bor to be precise as their state capital. Fellows, we are here. The evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs>>>

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    • 9 February 2017 08:43, by Kuch

      In our former Jonglei state, the only state that has people with lax of ignorant are our Murles, Njie and our Nuer cousins people. The Murle and Njie have been given their own state, Boma state----the Dinkas/Jiengs country of Bor, their Pi-bor to be precise as their state capital. Fellows, we are here. The evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs>>>

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