In eastern South Sudan, at least 89 people have died in the past few weeks from an unknown illness. As a result, WHO sent a task force to the region to conduct an emergency study.
Fangak administrative district in Jonglei state became the epicenter of the disease. He, in particular, was recently hit hard by the largest flood in 60 years, writes the BBC
“We decided to send a rapid response team to assess and investigate possible risks. Also, members of the group will be able to collect samples from sick people, '' said Sheila Baya, WHO spokesman.
However, local authorities assumed that cholera was the likely cause of death of residents, however, after testing, a negative result was revealed .