Hep E spikes in northern camp of South Sudan

Hepatitis E cases are reported to have risen sharply since mid-May in a camp for displaced persons in the north of the country, and to date the number of infected individuals is some 10 times higher than for the same period in 2019 and double the 2020 cases. The outbreak started in early 2018. The Bentiu camp lies in Unity State, near the border with Sudan, leading the WHO regional office to express concern that the highly porous border and mobile population could seed the infection across state lines. Read more.

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