Cholera Kills 140 People in Seven Months in Cameroon

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Since October, 140 people have died of cholera in Cameroon. More than 7,000 people were infected in the outbreak of the disease, Cameroon Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute reported Wednesday.

 

Without treatment, cholera can be fatal in a matter of hours.

Three regions in Cameroon, a country in Central Africa with more than 25 million inhabitants, continue to register new patients, the prime minister said.

A vaccination campaign is planned in the country in June.

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