Health authorities in Cameroon have confirmed the outbreak of the cholera epidemic in two regions of the country.
In a release by the minister of Public Health Dr. Manaouda Malachie, the nine cholera cases have been confirmed in Ekondo Titi, a locality in the South West region, and another case in Yaounde.
With the outbreak of the epidemic, the health officials have called on Cameroonians to regularly wash their hands before and after every meal, consume and drink clean water.
In Bamenda, with the outbreak of the cholera epidemic, inhabitants have started complaining about the poor quality of drinking water which can provoke the outbreak of cholera in the North West.
The inhabitants say the government is asking them to drink first-class water but they are unable to have clean water run through their taps.
“If cholera is here then it’s going to affect everybody because the kind of water flowing from our taps isn’t healthy. We always see particles in the water when we keep it”, a local inhabitant said.
Another said the water is red anytime the top is running as he called on the government to fight to ensure that they have good drinking water.
In the meantime, local inhabitants should take necessary measures to stay safe.
The cholera burden in Cameroon has increased in the past two decades.
In 2010 more than 10.000 cases of cholera were reported in 8 of the 10 regions of Cameroon.