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Friday, June 10, 2011

Death toll rises in Cameroon cholera epidemic

Via Alert Net :

" Yaoundé, CAMEROON: The death toll and the number of reported cases of cholera continue to rise across Cameroon: nearly 7,718 cases reported in 9 out of 10 regions and 256 deaths attributed to the epidemic. Cameroonians continue to struggle in containing this killer disease.

Plan in Cameroon has been deploying teams of community volunteers “cholera soldiers” in its seven operational regions: Centre, South West, North West, West, Littoral, North and Far North. The Centre region with more than 2,558 cases reported is hardest hit, although in part through the efforts of Plan, the number of new cases being reported there has slowed to almost none."

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