Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Friday I received and email from the US Embassy warning that 22 cases of Cholera had been confirmed in Yaoundé, the capital.  

I returned to work on Saturday to find that a 21 year old man had arrived at our hospital on Tuesday suffering fro profuse diarrhea.  Dr. Eugene had suspected Cholera and ordered the appropriate culture which  confirmed it.  

The patient is getting better and we are hopeful he did not share this with family, friends, fellow patients or staff.  I was pleasantly surprised that the government sent a response team to track down all possible contacts that the patient may have exposed.

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