Cholera outbreak in Cameroon

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Outbreak of cases cholera broke out at Cameroon, a development that exacerbates the public health crisis due to the increase in its cases coronavirus, as reported by the health authorities of the country yesterday Tuesday (9/11).

In more detail, five people have succumbed to a total of 32 cases in southwestern Cameroon, according to authorities. The Bamuso district is the one that is being tested, while it has been declared “Alarm state” in a total of six regions, as broadcast by ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ.

Cameroon has recorded up to this stage more than 1,700 deaths due to COVID-19 of a total of 104,000 reported infections from SARS-CoV-2, with the rolling average of cases confirmed on a daily basis reaching 264 in the last week, according to Our World In Data.

The cholera epidemic is taking place against the backdrop of “insecurity and the humanitarian crisis, with people moving to places where access to safe drinking water and toilets is restricted,” the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) commented on Twitter.

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