Cholera outbreak in northern Cameroon is worsening

The ongoing cholera epidemic in northern Cameroon has caused at least 1,300 cases and 65 deaths in the past 2 months. Some 185 suspected cholera cases were recorded last week alone. The most affected areas include the Mogode, Hina and Bourha districts on the Nigerian border. 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.

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