Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Yaounde

Location:  Cameroon

Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website, for the most up-to-date information regarding enhanced screening procedures.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Seek medical care right away, if you traveled to Wuhan (China) and feel sick or were exposed to someone who was in Wuhan in the last six weeks who has fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.

Assistance:

U.S Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon

+237 2 2220-1500 ext. 4341/4023

+237 2 2220-1500 ext. 4531 (after hours)

yaoundeacs@state.gov

http://yaounde.usembassy.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Cameroon Country Information.

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Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website, for the most up-to-date information regarding enhanced screening procedures.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Seek medical care right away if you traveled to Wuhan (China) and feel sick or were exposed to someone who was in Wuhan in the last six weeks who has fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.

Assistance:

U.S Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon

+237 2 2220-1500 ext. 4341/4023

+237 2 2220-1500 ext. 4531 (after hours)

yaoundeacs@state.gov

http://yaounde.usembassy.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Cameroon Country Information.

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.