A recent outbreak of cholera has killed 12 people in Southern Cameroon’s fishing village Londji, local health authorities said Wednesday.
Of the 83 reported cases in the village at the country’s seaside resort town of Kribi, 62 officials have declared confirmed cases.
The South Regional Governor, Felix Nguele Nguele, said the village would soon launch a major vaccination drive to curb the spread of the disease.
“We will act as a matter of urgency, because the situation is alarming.
“The fishermen will be moved to the village as a precautionary measure.”
Weak hygiene conditions and promiscuity contributed to the recent spread of the Londonji epidemic according to officials.
NAN reports that the epidemic was first detected in June after the sudden death of four villagers with cholera-related symptoms.