Serious cholera problem in Cameroon; disease is widespread

The cholera epidemic that began almost 3 months ago continues. More than 8,000 cases and 250 deaths have been reported in the last three months. The epidemic is widespread with cases coming from nine of the country’s ten regions. Due to problems with access to health care, reports suggest that in some areas one of every fifteen people who becomes infected will die. 

Travellers to Cameroon should be aware of the high risk of exposure to cholera and take all necessary precautions to avoid consuming contaminated food and water.

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