Panafrican News Agency

Cameroon set for another round of cholera vaccination in February

Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroon's Directorate for the fight against diseases, outbreaks and pandemics will next month launch a new round of vaccination against cholera, to respond to the epidemic declared last July in some regions of Cameroon.

Cameroon's Ministry of Health declaration of the cholera outbreak last July.

In total, 997 suspected cases were recorded - 279 cases in the Far-North region, 639 in the North, 72 in the Central region and 7 in the Coastal region.

According to the weekly report on the management of the outbreak issued by the Health Ministry, of the 997 cases 82 were confirmed and some 58 persons died, that is a mortality rate of about 5.8 percent.

According to Dr. Kamga Yannick of the Directorate of Disease Control, Epidemics and Pandemics, investigations are continuing around suspected cases and surveillance is being strengthened.

In addition, arrangements have been made for the distribution of 17 Aquatabs boxes and pumps for water chlorination in the affected health districts.

Similarly, 21 hygienists and 36 facilitators were trained to raise awareness while waiting for the vaccination in February.
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