Number Of Cholera Cases Rises In Ghana; Death Toll Exceeds 200 In Northern Cameroon
News outlets report on the continued cholera epidemics in Ghana and Cameroon.
GhanaWeb: 197 Cholera cases recorded at La General Hospital
“The La General Hospital in Accra has recorded 197 cases of cholera in two weeks. Six people have also died of the disease. Out of this number, four died before reaching the hospital while the other two died while on admission…” (7/31).
VOA News: Cholera Kills Over 200 in Northern Cameroon
“A cholera epidemic has hit northern Cameroon, killing more than 200 people in less than a month. The government of the central African nation and aid agencies say some of the affected persons are refugees fleeing the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram…” (Kindzeka, 7/29).