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Aid Agency MSF extends help to Juba cholera victims

South Sudan

Aid agency Medecine Sans Frontier, (Doctors Without Borders) has stepped up vaccination campaigns in Juba as a response to a cholera outbreak.

The campaign targets people at high risk, by providing clean drinking water and supporting medical treatment
for the close to 300 cholera cases which have caused 5 deaths.

According to MSF officials, the targeted vaccinations will help limit the spread of cholera among those who are at risk and will bring the outbreak to an end as quickly as possible.

People who discover symptoms have been advised to drink water to avoid oral rehydration as soon as possible before seeking medical care.

The organisation has transported more than 1.5 litres of drinkable water to Juba this month with particular attention to areas where many people fled during the violence.

Three mobile clinics have already been opened in Juba and doctors without borders say they have so far treated 6,000 people.

2345 people vaccinated by #MSF in #Juba yesterday for #cholera – campaign to protect high risk group ongoing today pic.twitter.com/OdlmNlN4XZ

— MSF South Sudan (@MSF_SouthSudan) 28 July 2016

The health care is also being extended to those who sustained injuries during the violence among whom are children as young as two years old.

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