Over 13,000 Cholera Cases And 296 Deaths Reported So Far In Cameroon

Areas hardest hit by the bacterial disease are those affected by the flooding that has affected the country, where rivers have broken their banks.

Cameroon has recorded 13,096 cholera cases, and announced 276 people have died from the illness, the government announced this week.

The latest figures covering up to Oct 25, were issued following a cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister and Head of Government, Chief Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute.

According to a report by the Minister of Public Health, Dr. Manaouda Malachie during the meeting, the regions most hard hit by the epidemic are Littoral, Centre, Far North and the West. He said most of the sick people are being treated free of charge.

Dr. Manaouda Malachie in his report also elaborated on the current epidemiological situation of the Covid-19 in the country, revealing that since the arrival of the virus in Cameroon in March 2020, 124,020 persons have been tested positive for the virus while 121,992 were successfully treated at various health facilities in the country.

As at October 26, 1,965 persons have been confirmed dead from the virus, the minister revealed.

Concerning the monkey pox, the Minister of Public Health revealed that so far, 12 cases have been detected in the country with two fatalities.

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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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