The Minister of Public Health Dr Manaouda Malachie in a release dated April 19 said five people have died from cholera in the Centre Region of Cameroon.
“Cases have been identified in Obala, Djoungolo, Cite verte, Biyem-Assi, Nfou and Nkolndongo Health Districts”. Part of the release reads.
The minister furthered that as of April 19, the fatality rate stood at 5.68% with given the eighty eight cases that had been recorded.
Minister Manaouda also informed the population that cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by the ingestion of water or food contaminated by the highly contagious and deadly Vibro, Chiolera bacillus. To this effect, he urged the population to be vigilant and respect good hygienic practices such as systematic washing of hands with clean flowing water and soap before eating and after using latrines, washing of foods with potable water before any consumption amongst others.
The Public Health boss however reassured the population that measures have been taken to ensure that the situation is put to check.
By Sandrine M.