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Cholera kills 45 people, infects more than 1,864 in Sudan’s Juba

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Feb 22, 2006 (NAIROBI) — A cholera outbreak has killed at least 45 people and infected some 1,864 others in the past two weeks in the southern Sudan capital, an international medical charity said Wednesday.

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A Southern Sudanese drinks water from the Aquem river, near Malual Kon, north of Bahr er Gazal, southern Sudan, Feb 12, 2006. (UNICEF).

Cholera is transmitted by consumption of contaminated water and food and is linked to poor hygiene, overcrowding and inadequate sanitation. It leads to severe diarrhea and dehydration.

Medecins Sans Frontieres said "a large outbreak can be expected" in Juba, a town with more than 250,000 people that "relies heavily on polluted water from the River Nile."

Cholera is also expected to spread because residents are believed to have little knowledge about how the disease is transmitted and how they can avoid infection, the group said in a statement.

The first suspected cases were reported at the end of January in Yei, a town southwest of Juba. Since then, the disease has spread quickly.

On Feb. 6, the first suspected case was identified in Juba and a few days later the cholera outbreak was confirmed. The disease had killed at least 45 people and infected 1,864 others by Tuesday, the group said.

Medecins Sans Frontieres, which currently has 11 international staff working in Juba, plans to send seven more before the weekend to help contain the infection. They also plan to send more than 70 metric tons (77 tons) of medical and other supplies.

(ST/AP)

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