There has been an outbreak of meningitis at the Kondengui Central prison in Yaoundé, Cameroon Intelligence Report has gathered from media sources. Five prisoners are currently being treated for meningitis at the Yaoundé General Hospital.
Professor Joseph Fouda , Director of the hospital who confirmed the news however observed that no deaths have been recorded yet. “We received five patients but all were cured. We did not record any deaths.” The epidemic was declared at the beginning of March in the Central prison in Yaoundé currently hosting many Southern Cameroons activists arrested in Buea, Kumba, Kumbo, Jakiri and Bamenda.
The Yaoundé regime ordered Dr Paul Eloundou to hold a press briefing on the happenings at the Kondengui prison. Dr Paul Eloundou gave a CPDM response and pointed out that “meningitis is a disease with epidemic potential that demands a public reporting obligation. If this had not been done, it was due to the fact that at the time there were rumors of meningitis cases, the epidemic was not yet present.”
Dr Eloundou added that “We cannot have an epidemic and we do not communicate. Since the beginning of the year, we have had suspicious but unproven cases, “he said. Our source reported that between the 10th and 19th of March 2017 cases of meningitis were detected in hospitals in Yaoundé.
By Rita Akana