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South Sudan Declares End to Cholera Epidemic





South Sudan has officially declared an end to the country’s cholera epidemic, which erupted more than 18 months ago, infecting more than 20,000 people and killing 436.

World Health Organization and health ministry officials announced the end of the outbreak at a news conference Wednesday in Juba.

The outbreak, the largest in the country’s history, began in mid-2016, just as a fresh wave of fighting ramped up in Juba.

South Sudan Health Minister Riek Gai Kok says the first case was reported in Al Sabah Children’s Hospital on June 18, 2016, “and it spread to over 26 counties across the country and it read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com

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