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South Sudan: South Sudan: WHO Humanitarian Situation Report – Issue #1 (1 – 6 January 2019)

Source: World Health Organization
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan

Highlights
– Malaria remains the top cause of morbidity and mortality that accounts for 53% of cases as of week 52, of 2018.
– Four suspected cases of Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) were reported from Bentiu PoC in week 52.
– A consignment of 2160 doses of Ebola vaccine were received by WHO on 4 January 2019 in preparation for the vaccination of frontline Healthcare workers against Ebola.
– The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machine was delivered in Juba awaiting installation at the National Public Health Laboratory.
– An unusual increase in numbers of acute watery diarrhea cases has been reported in Malakal PoC and Malakal Town.
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[source: https://reliefweb.int/report/south-sudan/south-sudan-who-humanitarian-situation-report-issue-1-1-6-january-2019]

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