Cholera kills nearly 500 in Cameroon since August 1, officials say

September 8th, 2011 by admin

Maroua, Cameroon (CNN) — Public health officials say nearly 500 people have died of cholera in Cameroon this month, and 13,000 cases have been reported in the country this year.

More than 50 of this month’s deaths were in the Far North region, the hardest-hit area so far. Residents in the Logone and Chari divisions of the region told CNN that the majority of people infected with the disease are children under the age of five and women.

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