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Nine dead in cholera outbreak in South Sudan capital: WHO

An elderly woman, who is treated for dehydration from a suspected case of cholera, is carried on a stretcher in Juba's teaching hospital, in South Sudan, on May 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Charles LOMODONG

GENEVA: Nine people have died in a cholera outbreak in the capital of South Sudan, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said 138 cases had been registered so far in the outbreak in and around Juba.

 

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