Reports indicate that about 29 persons in Cameroon have died from cholera in one week.
More than 300 infections have been reported in the country’s south-west, according to officials.
The governor of the affected region, Bernard Okalia Bilai, claimed earlier this week that the outbreak was caused by a lack of clean water and encouraged local officials to construct public restrooms.
Manaouda Malachie, Cameroon’s Health Minister, said the latest deaths raise the total number of cholera deaths in the country to more than 60 in the last six months.
In February, News Central reported that Cholera killed not less than 34 citizens in four regions including the Littoral region in Douala, Cameroon.
Cholera is an acute diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with Vibrio cholerae bacteria. People can get sick when they swallow food or water contaminated with cholera bacteria. The infection is often mild or without symptoms, but can sometimes be severe and life-threatening.
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