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Avoid Cholera; Do These 4 Things

Avoid Cholera; Do This 4 Things

To many, the term Cholera is not new as almost everyone, especially in Cameroon is aware of its recent outbreak.

It is however important to get a well-defined knowledge on Cholera and how to prevent it.

Here is a brief definition; Cholera is an infectious disease that causes severe watery diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and even death if untreated.

It is caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated with a bacterium called Vibrio cholerae.

The recent deadly Cholera outbreak in Cameroon affected more than 6000 people with not less than 100 cases of death recorded in the Southwest and Littoral regions of Cameroon.

It is therefore very necessary that all Cameroonian citizens, especially individuals who stay in or visit regions that were affected by this outbreak to take certain precautions in order to avoid being infected.

Here are 3 things you need to do to avoid Cholera.

Make Sure to Drink And Use Safe Water

It is safe to drink and use bottled water with unbroken seals, and canned beverages.

If bottled water is not available, use water that has been properly boiled, chlorinated, or filtered.

Boiling is the most effective way to make water safe.

Always store your treated water in a clean, covered container.

Keep the environment where you prepare your food clean.

Make sure kitchenware is washed frequently with soap and clean water.

If you suspect your water may not be safe, boil or treat it with a chlorine product.

Wash Your Hands Frequently With Soap And Safe Water

Wash hands with soap and water

Wash hands with soap and water

Before, during, and after preparing food for yourself or your family, wash your hands properly with soap and clean water. Also do that;

  •  After using the latrine or toilet
  •  After cleaning your child’s anus
  • Before and after caring for someone affected by cholera

follow these five steps to washing hands the right way:

  1.  Wet your hands with clean water.
  2.  Apply soap to your hands and rub them together. Be sure to lather the back of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  4. Rinse your hands well with clean water.
  5. Allow your hands to air dry or dry them with a clean towel.

If proper handwashing resources are not available, wash your hands using water that is as clean as possible from a safe source (e.g., an improved source like a borehole or protected spring).

Use Latrines or Bury Your Poop; Do Not Poop in Any Body Of Water

Use latrines or other sanitation systems, like chemical toilets, to dispose poop.

Wash hands with soap and safe water after pooping.

Clean latrines and surfaces contaminated with poop using a solution of household bleach and water.

If you don’t have a latrine or chemical toilet, Poop at least 30 meters  away from any body of water and then bury your poop.

 Cook Food Well (Especially Seafood)

Always keep food covered, and eat it hot.

Peel fruits and vegetables and be sure to cook shellfish (like crabs and crayfish) until they are very hot all the way through.

Avoid raw foods other than fruits and vegetables that you have peeled yourself.

And also clean up safely in the kitchen and in places where the family bathes and washes clothes.

Wash yourself, your children, diapers, and clothes,  away from drinking water sources.

This is very essential.

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