Cameroon hit by deadly cholera surge in Southwest region

XINHUA | Cameroon has been hit by a surge in cholera cases in the last two weeks in the country’s Southwest region, adding to a public health crisis accompanied by a rise in COVID-19 cases, according to a report by the Regional Delegation of Public Health for Southwest made public on Tuesday.

Five people have been killed and 32 cases confirmed in the region. Bamusso district has been the hardest hit with five other districts including Bakassi, Mbonge, Limbe, Tiko and Mundemba “on high alert for suspected cases,” the report said.

The report said officials were facing financial, human and material challenges to sustain response activities in the field.

“The epidemic occurs in the Southwest in a context of insecurity and humanitarian crisis, with regular movements of population to places where access to safe drinking water and latrines is limited,” United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) tweeted after the report was published.

Cholera is a highly virulent disease characterized in its most severe form by a sudden onset of acute watery diarrhea that can lead to death by severe dehydration.

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3 comments

  1. we should not be worried about something like this because top ambazonian scientist will resolve the problem by invoking miracles from the secrete book[ NDON REH BONG],bible,handed to them by thier british ancestors.lets not talk about thier advesaries in younde whoes blond hair ancestors came from britanny in france kikikikiki.

    • There is also a correlation between the influx of soldiers in the occupation force from larepublique and flares in diseases such as cholera.
      Another indication that the war is not going as well as Cavayé would have us believe.
      Now you regret not listening to the Honourable Wirba

  2. 39 years in power and a people voting 100% on every election, can not have
    water or clean water. And the owner of the vineyard, is still being favour again to
    run foe another seven years. If this is not a curse, then i wonder what this is.
    And i don`t symphatize.