Cholera continues in Cameroon

In northern Cameroon, an ongoing outbreak of cholera has resulted in 75 deaths and at least 1,400 people infected. Heavy rains, scarcity of potable water, poor public health capacity and safety and security issues caused by Islamist militants in nearby Nigeria have made things worse.

All travellers to any area where cholera has been reported can reduce the risk of exposure to this infection by strictly observing all food and water precautions. If gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., vomiting and profuse watery diarrhoea) develop while visiting the affected area, travellers should seek medical care at once.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Cholera.

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