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Cameroon: Fresh Cholera outbreak kills one in Douala

Difficult access to portable water one of causes of cholera (c) copyright
One person is reported to have died following a resurgence of cholera and ten others confirmed positive to the disease in Cameroon’s economic capital, Douala.

 

According to sources, the death case was reported in the Manoka health district, an area that is constantly flooded.

Other districts hit by this resurgence are those of New Bell and Mbangue in Douala II and IV respectively.

According to James Longsi, focal point for epidemiological surveillance in the Littoral region, this recent outbreak is due to a number of factors including, absence of portable water and the non-respect of hygiene rules as far as the constant washing of hands and of food before consumption are concerned.

Authorities have announced an anti-cholera vaccination campaign expected to kick-off on March 25 in Douala.

The campaign targets over three million people aged one year and above with priority in high risk districts.



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Published on 10.02.2021

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