EOS Alerts 12-4-2019
Cameroon: Cholera Cases Reported in the North Region
At least two people have reportedly died from Cholera in Cameroon’s North region, some four months after the government declared the country free from disease. According to Dr Arabo Saidou, the region’s representative of the Ministry of Public Health, the first cases of the new epidemic were identified on 27th March and so far, 19 suspected cases have been registered. As part of preventive measures, treatment kits have been made available in hospitals and all areas where suspected cases are reported.
Cholera is a highly contagious, dose-dependent disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholera when ingested via contaminated water or food and is endemic in Cameroon. The epidemic mostly affects those living poor living in unsanitary conditions. Only drink bottled and purified water and avoid eating undercooked or raw food.