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Cameroon: Buea Health District Puts out Cholera Outbreak Alert
Category :- Health Author :- L J KINGAH 
Posted on September 18, 2020, 12:00 am
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According to a communique signed today Friday, September 18th by the District Medical Officer of the Buea Health District, Dr. Ngund Mathias, there is an outbreak of Cholera in this town of the South West Region of Cameroon.

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The first suspected case was detected since September 14th and confirmed by the district’s laboratory on September 17th, the communique indicates.

In this regard he has urged everyone around the region to be on alert and be ready to alert the health system in case of any suspected case.

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“Any persons aged 5 years or more with acute watery diarrhea with or without vomiting from 9th September 2020 in Buea Health District” are the suspected cases according to the doctor.

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While sensitizing communities, he has called for the enforcement of preventive measures like, “washing of hands after using the toilet, washing of hands before and after meals, avoid eating roadside food, use portable water and safe raw food.”

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Vehicles transporting suspected persons must be “disinfected on arrival at the regional hospital before leaving” the communiques added.

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