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Cholera death toll rises in Cameroon

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The death toll of persons affected by the recent cholera outbreak in some parts of Cameroon has increased in recent weeks, health authorities have said.

Authorities of Cameroon’s Ministry of Public Health have confirmed that atleast nine persons have died of cholera as opposed to six deaths when the epidemic was first announced over two weeks ago.

The Minister of Public Health Andre Mama Fouda has also confirmed more cases of cholera have been recorded in the past week with over a hundred cases confirmed as opposed to 53 two weeks ago.

The North region of Cameroon is said to be the most affected with close to sixty suspected cases while the Centre region has recorded 25 suspected cases and one confirmed death.

The Ministry of Public Health has prescribed special measures to be taken inorder to prevent the spread of the epidemic to other regions.

 

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