Cameroon state radio said the number of people suffering from malaria in the north has made an unprecedented surge in the past three weeks.
The news broadcast said that hospitals in the far north of Cameroon are having problems handling the great number of malaria cases. "More than 10,000 cases have been reported in the Town of Maroua alone. Women and pregnant women are the highest hit,” it said.
According to statistics from the Maroua Urban health district, the ten hospitals in the area have treated more than 10,000 malaria patients in the past 21 days. Data on how many have been treated at private and mission hospitals is not available.