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Cholera Disease kills 200 hundred in cameroon

Cholera disease kills 200 people in Cameroon

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An outbreak of cholera has killed more than 200
people in northern Cameroon over the past two
months, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

More than 1,500 people have been infected with
the water-borne bacteria, said Rebecca Djao, a
health official for the northern region of the country.
Cholera is an acute intestinal illness that causes
severe stomach aches, diarrhea and vomiting.

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disease is contracted by drinking water or
eating foods contaminated by the cholera bacteria.
Depending on access to treatment, the mortality
rate for those infected can range from one to 60
per cent.

Only one in 20 citizens have access to toilets and
less than a third to safe drinking water in the West
African nation of 22 million people, said Minister of
Public Works, Andre Mama Fouda.
More than 4,000 people died during a similar
Cholera outbreak in 2010.


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