MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 20th September, 2019) At least 124 people count infected with cholera in southeast Sudan, local media reported on Thursday, citing the Sudanese Health Ministry.
Cholera is a severe diarrhoeal infection that kills through acute dehydration. Its pathogen, the Vibrio cholerae bacterium, is transmitted through digestion of or contact with contaminated food or water. According to the World Health Organization, up to 4 million cholera cases are registered annually, with up to 143,000 of them being lethal. In May, the organization began a mass anti-cholera vaccination across the African continent.