At least 23 people have died of cholera in South Sudan

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The cholera epidemic has become another problem for the people of South Sudan. (Photo: Reuters).

At least 23 people have been killed in South Sudan after being victims of a cholera outbreak that lurks in the African nation for weeks.
The information was confirmed Tuesday by the director of the office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in that country, Abdel Naser Abu Bakr.
Revealed that there have been about 670 confirmed cases of infection, the majority of which are recorded in Yuba (capital) to date. “We are working to prevent the number of affected to rise,” said health care professional.
At the time, announced that “of the 23 deaths, 13 occurred while the affected people were being treated at medical centers, and the rest in the homes of the sick.”
He regretted that the shortage of drinking water and lack of basic services, will be a determining factor for the WHO missionaries do their work.
“The medical staff does everything possible to improve the situation and reduce the impact generated by the epidemic in South Sudan,” he said. He added that they are working on prevention sessions to prevent the spread of the disease.
According to a report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef, for its acronym in English), 80 percent of South Sudanese children in danger of contracting a disease and die for not having the necessary drugs to eradicate .UN data, reveal that the clashes in South Sudan since December 2013 have left over 300 people dead and forced 2.7 million people from their communities.