Several cases of cholera disease have been reported last weekend in the Kondengui central prison in Yaounde. The communication unit of the Health Ministry confirmed the information.
“We have already sent teams on the ground to see what is going on,” said Clavère Nken, the head of the communication unit. According to L'Urgentiste.com, a mini-campaign of vaccination was immediately organized in the prison to curb the disease. Cells were also disinfected to stop the spread of cholera. When the first cases were reported, prison staff said there were five cases. An updated report is expected to assess the progress of the situation.
Let’s recall that the Central Region has been placed on alert for several weeks. On April 29, Health Minister Malachie Manaouda urged the population to remain vigilant and respect basic hygiene measures “because we continue to register many cases of cholera in our hospitals”. About a week before he made that comment, the official said a total of 88 cases, including 5 deaths, had already been reported in the health districts of Djoungolo, Cité-verte, Biyem-Assi, Nkolndongo, Mfou, and Obala.
These are proof that Cameroon has not yet managed to put an end to the cholera epidemic since its outbreak last year. In addition to the Center, several other regions are affected including the Littoral and the East.