Thousands at risk of cholera in violence-hit South Sudan, NGO warns

July 11, 2014 2:22 PM

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Thousands at risk of cholera in violence-hit South Sudan, NGO warns

KAMPALA, Uganda -- An outbreak of cholera is putting thousands of lives at risk in parts of South Sudan, worsening the country's humanitarian crisis amid ongoing violence, the aid group Save the Children said Friday.

The disease has infected more than 2,600 people and killed at least 60 since the first cases were reported in the capital, Juba, in May. Cholera outbreaks or alerts have been reported in nine of South Sudan's 10 states.

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