The Government of Cameroon says 53 cases of cholera have been confirmed across three regions close to the border with Nigeria since the disease outbreak was reported on May 18.
In its latest epidemiological update, the government identified the cholera strain as vibrio cholerae 01 sero-type Inaba. It is widely believed to have come from Nigeria where cholera remains endemic in a number of states.
To date, the disease outbreak has been confirmed in major population centers that include the capital Yaounde and Douala, the second largest city.
All 53 cases were drawn from various local government areas of the North, Centre and Littoral regions. The most recent cases were confirmed in the municipalities of Yaounde and Douala on July 13 and July 17, respectively.
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