Cameroon confirms 9 cholera cases, 1 death

NEWS: Cameroon records 9 cholera cases

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:22 am

At least 9 cholera instances have been tested in southwestern Cameroon, with one death, nearby media pronounced Wednesday.

“The cholera outbreak declared in Buea is very regarding due to restricted get right of entry to to easy water, a health machine weakened with the aid of the COVID-19 pandemic and the truth that Buea town is hosting hundreds of displaced humans due to insecurity in the region,” Cameroon Report local website quoted an official of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) as saying.

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Cameroon alongside humanitarian actors are assisting Cameroon’s regional delegation of public fitness for developing a robust and rapid response, along with the basis of a Cholera Treatment Centre at the Buea regional hospital, according to the website.

On Sept. 14, the cholera outbreak was once declared via the district health carrier of Buea.

Cameroon has experienced countless cholera outbreaks over the previous numerous years.

Cholera is an acute epidemic infectious ailment that is caused by using eating food or water contaminated with bacteria.

It is characterised via watery diarrhea, excessive loss of fluid and electrolytes, and extreme dehydration.