Ayod is a community in Jonglei state, South Sudan, headquarters of Ayod County. The Nuer people are the main inhabitants. Riek Machar, first vice-president of South Sudan, is the 26th son of the chief of both Ayod and Leer.
A study of the village in December 1994 examined 759 people and found that 156, or 20.6%, had Guinea worm lesions. This parasitical infection is caused by drinking contaminated water, and can be eliminated by providing a clean water supply.
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