Most of Cameroon hit by Cholera, with 256 deathsJune 10, 2011
Nine out of 10 regions in Cameroon are said to be hit by a raging cholera epidemic, which killed up to 256 people so far.
According to the international charity, Plan International “Cameroonians continue to struggle in containing the killer disease, as some 7, 718 cases have been reported.
The group says it has deployed teams of community volunteers referred to as “cholera soldiers” in seven of the 9 regions affected by the epidemic: Centre, South West, North West, West, Littoral, North and Far North.
“This outbreak has been lingering for the past two years. The defenses of those particularly vulnerable to the disease, small children under five and women, are low,” says Plan Cameroon Country Director Famari Barro.
“Plan programmes in the region are underpinned by the importance of clean, potable water and basic hygiene and sanitation to prevent the spread of disease,” Barro adds in a plan press release issued on Friday.Tweet