Local health authorities in Cameroon say at least 12 people have died of cholera in the southern fishing village of Londji.
Officials are calling for urgent action to be taken in order to contain the spread of the epidemic which they blame on poor hygiene conditions by the villagers.
Similarly, 62 new cases have also been confirmed in the country’s seaside resort town of Kribi.
South regional governor Felix Nguele Nguele said a major vaccination campaign to contain the spread of the disease will soon begin in the village.
“We need to act urgently. The situation is disturbing,” Nguele told reporters, adding that fishermen in the village will be relocated as “a precautionary measure.”
The epidemic was first detected in June after the sudden death of four villagers with cholera-related symptoms.