Cholera kills 4 in Cameroon’s commercial capital

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Four people have died following an outbreak of cholera in Cameroon’s commercial capital Douala, local health authorities said Tuesday evening.

Officials have reported at least 20 confirmed cases in the last two weeks.

The outbreak has so affected Douala municipality, said Mayor Valentin Epoupa Bossambo, appealing to the inhabitants to respect “basic hygiene rules of cleanliness” in a bid to avoid the disease from spreading further.

Cholera is a highly virulent disease characterized in its most severe form by a sudden onset of acute watery diarrhea that can lead to death after severe dehydration.