# Other countries : 44 new cases were registered between October 23 and 29, 2018 in the northern and northern regions bordering neighboring Nigeria where chronic vibes occur. The health authorities intend to intensify the response to eradicate the epidemic.
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During the evaluation meeting of the strategy launched to counteract cholera in the country on October 31 in Yaoundé, the capital, Public Health Minister André Mama Fouda, asked their teams to "redouble" work hard so that the epidemic is initially contained in this part of the country, before being eradicated. "But the situation is difficult, especially in the Far North region due to the insecurity related to the abuses of the terrorist sect Boko Haram. A situation that is most vulnerable to the influx of Nigerian refugees into a region where there is a serious lack of potable water.
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"I do not ask for any solution to stop the transmission chain," said the minister, who announced that the regions of the Center and the Coast that were affected at that time are no longer. 950 workers from the health community were trained, including 750 in the North and the Far North to detect cases, we learned.
As a reminder, cholera is an acute diarrheal disease that can die in a few hours if it is not treated. Symptoms appear between 12 hours and 5 days after ingestion of food or contaminated water, informs the World Health Organization (WHO). In case of an epidemic, it is recommended to observe hygiene rules, such as washing hands with regularity with clean water and soap, routinely using latrines, washing food and eating well cooked, leaving careful. funeral to professionals, etc.