Cholera outbreak in Guinea kills 14

2012-03-06 12:58
Conakry - A cholera outbreak in western Guinea has killed at least 14 people over the past month, a source at the health and public hygiene ministry said on Monday.

"The cholera epidemic that has reappeared a month ago concerns coastal communities of Forecariah and Boffa... and a medical team sent to the scene has recorded 14 deaths," out of 83 recorded cases, the source said on condition of anonymity.

"The first cases were recorded in the Kaback islands" near Sierra Leone, the source said.

Authorities in Sierra Leone said on March 01 that a cholera outbreak in the north had killed at least 17 people since mid-February.

Cholera is transmitted via contaminated food and water and spreads as a result of poor hygiene.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    guinea  |  sierra leone  |  health  |  cholera  |  west africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Boks up to No 4 in rankings
Hooper cited over shoulder charge
Last chance for Paige to play?
WATCH: Maradona dances with Los Pumas in the changeroom
Traffic Alerts

It is time to focus on your daily rhythm. Are you putting too much attention on future projects and neglecting the day to more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.