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New cases of cholera reported in the North region, in January 2019  

New cases of cholera reported in the North region, in January 2019  
  • Comments   -   Tuesday, 22 January 2019 15:15

(Business in Cameroon) - The Cameroonian health ministry (Minsante) announced the report of new cases of cholera in the north region of the country this January. The region is the only one still reporting cases of the disease, new cases reported during the period from January 11 to 18, Minsante said.

The total of suspected cases since 2018 peaked at 997; 279 in the Far North, 639 in the North, 72 in the Central region, and 7 in the Littoral. Confirmed cases are 81 ; 70 in the North, 3 in the Far North, 4 in the Littoral and 4 in the Central region. Meanwhile, confirmed deaths reached 58, 40 of which were observed in the northern region, 17 in the far north and 1 in the central region.

The national case-fatality rate is 5.8%. It is 6.2% for the North, 6.1% for the Far North, 1.4% in the Centre, 0% in the Littoral.

Let’s recall that the first two cases of cholera were reported in the northern region, on May 18, 2018. The disease then spread across the country.

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