16 May Health Minister Confirms Cholera Outbreak In Juba
JUBA – 15 May 2014 [Gurtong] – The outbreak is reported in around 11 residential areas in Juba; Gudelle2, Gudelle1, Juba Nabari, Jopa, Kator, Gabat, Mauna, Newsite, NTC, Nyakuron and Munuki Block A.
The Minister of Health Dr. Riek Gai has called on the public not to panic but observe all necessary preventive measures to curb down the bacterial disease. One person according to the minister has died of the disease as 18 cases have been registered already.
Gai explained said: “On the 9 of last month, we received a patient suffering from symptoms of cholera. A rapid test was done and it was found that its cholera.” He said the first victim who contracted the bacteria disease in Gudelle 2 was an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) who got out from one of the UN’s camps in Juba.