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US Ambassador lauds Cameroon’s fight against zoonotic diseases

Journal du Cameroun | Peter Henry Barlerin, new United States Ambassador to Cameroon, has commended Cameroon efforts in fighting against diseases transmitted from animals to humans, popularly known as zoonotic diseases.

The US diplomat was speaking Tuesday January 9,2018, after meeting with Dr Taiga, Cameroon’s Minister of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries. To him, Cameroon has made a lot of progress in rolling back the disease.

Zoonotic diseases are very common, both in the United States and around the world. Scientists estimate that more than 6 out of every 10 known infectious diseases in people are spread from animals, and 3 out of every 4 new or emerging infectious diseases in people are spread from animals. Every year, tens of thousands of Americans will get sick from harmful germs spread between animals and people.

To prevent the disease, health officials prescribe washing of hands right after being around animals. Going by them, hand washing is one of the most important steps one can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

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10 comments

  1. What abt people being killed in Many?can usa say something? Nonsense. ..

    • Why should they care? Their interest is not at stake. There is a long history of US/Cameroon cooperation. H.E. Pr. Biya voted for the war in Iraq, he allowed a US military base in the Far North region, and most recently he didn’t vote against the US on Israeli/Palestinian conflict. So, stop this secession nonsense already before more and more innocent civilians die.

      • Ok fine then. So how about the zoonotic disease AIDS your people from the South/East/Centre province introduced to the world after eating half roasted monkeys? Can we take that back or it’s completely transformed your types to worshiping senile dictators?

        • Africans For Donald Trump

          US Ambassador to Cameroondoes not give a damn about the abduction of coward terrorist conmen by unknown gunmen in Nigeria.

          Nothing you say here or elsewhere will change the US Ambassador’s view of the issues!

    • One thing every mature person understands at some point is the fact that your priorities are not everyone else’s priorities… Just saying 🙂

  2. Praising the so-called “one and indivisible” LRC for fighting zoonotic diseases is imbecile nonsense.
    LRC is a country with a proven track record of stock outs of BCG vaccines.

    Tuberculosis is present in humans and animals. Scientific evidence abound that humans and animals could be a threat to each other with respect to tbc.

    • Africans For Donald Trump

      We all know that the US officials are full of imbecile nonsense. Who cares about them when ambazombie is failing.

      Lets sing and rejoice:

      Ambazombies failing, failing, failing
      Ambazombies failing due to their naivety
      Ambazombies failing due to their stupidity
      Ambazombie failing, failing failing
      Ambazombies failing and calling it success
      Sickseku tabe has fallen to terrorise no more
      Sickseku tabe abducted in Nigeria
      Sickseku tabe is crying crying crying
      Sickseku tabe is crying in abduction
      Sickseku tabe has been abducted in Nigeria
      Sickseku tabe abducted abducted abducted sickseku abducted with his dumb cohorts
      Can you see me dancing , dancing dancing
      Can you see me rejoicing that sickseku tabe has been abducted.

      Vex all you want the imbecile American ambassador does not care!

  3. We may condemn and demean each other in our daily activities and even joke about our diplomatic ties but it is a mistake to joke with life-threatening disease entities that we all face. The ambassador is right to offer encouragement in the direction of prevention or cure, no matter the diplomatic finesse that may overlook imperfections or clumsy approach.

    Cameroonians owe a duty to themselves to know the kinds and nature of zoonotic entities to which they or their people are exposed. One does not need to be a scientist to know that hunters with skin abrasions can be infected by germs from the wild animals they catch. It is a duty to inquire and do what is right to keep healthy! Childish stuttering is not how to do so.

  4. The advice, is that all sick animals be destroyed and it must be compulsory
    that animal owners take their pets for regular vet checkups.
    In case the pet is infected, does washing of hands alone help?
    Let`s not forget about a vaccine, that would have something else in addition.

  5. Are we just so confuse? People are playing a game called Politique, we should make sure we are not a pawn in their hand. How can an article about zoonotic disease attract so much confusion? we are not bothered to talk about healthcare in Cameroon, which is a disaster