Cholera outbreak in South Sudan has reached Malakal town, the United Nations said Friday, while the number of cases countrywide has reached 5,574.

In a press briefing in New York on Friday, Farhan Haq, the deputy spokesman for the UN Secretary General, said cholera has been confirmed in 14 counties, with at least 137 deaths since June 2016.

Those counties include the two Mayendit and Leer counties that recently were declared to be in the grip of famine.

He pointed out that the cholera response in Mayendit remains disrupted after local authorities told aid workers late last month to leave the area because of fighting.

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South Sudan: UN confirms Cholera outbreak in Malakal town
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