Cameroon Records Cholera Cases In Five Regions

The cholera outbreak in Cameroon has now led to the death of at least 38 persons, with some being hospitalised across five regions in the country.

Five cholera patients are currently hospitalised in Cameroon. Among the five, one is under oxygen, the Minister of Public Health Dr Manaouda Malachie has revealed. 

Dr Malachie said that the cholera epidemic has been reported in five of the country’s ten regions with the most hit being the Southwest region. Preoccupying cases have been recorded in Ekondo-Titi, Bakassi and Dongue. 

“I think the indicators are green right now,” the minister said, adding that thanks to the offensive organised to counter the propagation of the disease, it is now declining.

He explained that the epidemic has resulted in 38 deaths throughout the country and called for a reinforcement of the preventive measures put in place though the epidemic has been brought under control.

“We have already vaccinated about 44,000 persons. As concerns other regions, we are in control of the situation. There is no reason for alarm right now but we must call on the population to respect the basic rules of hygiene”, the minister declared.

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Chief Bisong Etahoben

Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

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