A recent cholera outbreak has killed 12 people in the fishing village of Londji in Southern Cameroon, local health authorities said Wednesday.
The officials also announced 62 confirmed cases out of 83 suspected ones in the village at the country’s seaside resort town of Kribi.
The South regional governor, Felix Nguele Nguele said a major vaccination campaign to contain the spread of the disease would soon begin in the village.
“We need to act urgently because the situation is disturbing.
”Also, fishermen in the village would be relocated as a precautionary measure.”
According to officials, poor hygiene conditions and promiscuity led to the recent spread of the epidemic in Londji.
NAN reports that the epidemic was first detected in June after the sudden death of four villagers with cholera-related symptoms.