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Hepatitis E in South Sudan: Wau

12 May 2023

The World Health Organization has reported an outbreak of hepatitis E (HEV) in the city of Waity, South Sudan. Between 23 March 2023 and 13 April 2023 there were 91 HEV suspected cases, including 5 deaths.

Advice to travellers

Hepatitis E is an infection that affects your liver. It is spread mainly through food and water.

When travelling you should:

There is no vaccine in the UK to protect against hepatitis E.

Please see the fitfortravel Hepatitis E page for further information.