United States Embassy Khartoum, Sudan
Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Confirmed Cases of Cholera in Sudan
June 1, 2017
The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum informs U.S. citizens that there are confirmed reports of cholera cases in some areas of Sudan, including the greater Khartoum metropolitan area, that have resulted in fatalities. This is a reminder to follow hand hygiene practices, and to consume safe food and water. Those who will be far away from medical care should travel with oral rehydration salts (ORS) -at least 3 sachets- and water purification tablets or other devices for clean water. See the CDC Information on Cholera:http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2016/infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/cholera (http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2016/infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/cholera) .
For further information:
· See the State Department’s travel website (http://travel.state.gov/) for the Worldwide Caution (http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/worldwide-caution.html) , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Sudan (https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Sudan.html) .
· Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) (https://step.state.gov/step) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
· Contact the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum (https://sd.usembassy.gov/) located at U.S. Embassy Road, Kilo 10, Soba, Khartoum, Sudan, at 249-187-022871 (International), or 0187-022871 (Local). The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is 249-187-022000 (International), or 0187-022000 (Local), and ask to speak with the duty officer.
· Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).