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Cameroon Starts Cholera Vaccinations as Outbreak Kills 62 Since October

A health worker administers a vaccine.
A health worker administers a vaccine.Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

An outbreak of cholera in Cameroon has claimed 62 lives since October, prompting the central African nation to vaccinate people against the water-borne disease.

A donation of 800,000 vaccines from the World Health Organization allowed the country to start a campaign on March 16, Health Minister Manouada Malachie said in a tweet Friday.