A cholera outbreak reported some weeks ago in the South West and Littoral Regions has spread further, and has now hit at least 35 victims.
A further 1,242 other cases have been detected across some four regions in Cameroon as of February 14, 2022.
The affected zones are the South West, Littoral, Far North, and South Regions. The recent figures show that the epidemic has spread rapidly, compared to when it was first announced.
Health personnel have nevertheless remained resolute in fighting the disease across the national territory. The affected regions will have their drinking water properly ameliorated, with targeted vaccinations also scheduled.
Health Minister, Dr. Manaouda Malachie has called for more vigilance from the population of the affected regions. He has also urged Cameroonians to adhere to hygiene rules, which to him is the best form of prevention.