A recent outbreak called cholera has killed 12 people in the fishing village of Londji in Southern Cameroon, local health authorities said Wednesday.
Officials are calling for urgent action to be taken in order to contain the spread of the pandemic which they blame on poor hygiene conditions by the villagers.
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 pandemic was first detected in June after the sudden death of four villagers with cholera-related symptoms.
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.
He further said that”Also, fishermen in the village would be relocated as a precautionary measure.”