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Cameroon confirm six cholera deaths

At least six persons have died from cholera in Cameroon, the country's Minister of Public Health Andre Mama Fouda has…

At least six persons have died from cholera in Cameroon, the country’s Minister of Public Health Andre Mama Fouda has said.

According to the Minister’s communiqué, cholera cases were first recorded in four health centres in the North Region of Cameroon in May.

It has no spread to the capital city Yaounde, with one case recorded as at July 12 putting the total number of persons affected to 43 while six persons have so far died, the Minister said in a statement.

The Minister of Public Health said the Government has taken all necessary measures to prevent the spread of the epidemic in the other regions while stressing those affected have been provided treatment free of charge.

He called on the population especially those in the health districts concerned to be vigilant and report any cases of persons suffering from diarrhea with or without vomitting.

To avoid the spread of the disease, he called on Cameroonians to pay proper attention to their hygiene by washing hands regularly with soap and water especially before and after meals, systematically use latrines and water closets, boil drinking water before consumption, wash and eat properly cooked food and leave funeral care to professionals.

 

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