By Teddy Cambosa

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has released statistics on the ongoing cholera outbreak in West Africa, and noted certain increases in cases in the region, with 22,366 cases and 475 deaths of cholera recorded within 48 weeks of observation.

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The Congo River Basin remains to be the epicenter of the outbreak, as 18,616 notified cases were recorded within the region.

322 cases were recorded from the Gulf of Guinea and Mano River basins, an increase from their 122 cases in 2018.

The Lake Chad Basin has seen a drastic decrease of cases since 2019, but this decrease remains stagnant between 2019 and 2020.

Teddy Cambosa is a graduating BS Biology student and a former campus journalist at Batangas State University. He is also currently writing for MARKETECH APAC, a small APAC-focused marketing news site.