MoH declares cholera outbreak in Nairobi and 5 other counties.
MoH declares cholera outbreak in Kenya; Kiambu County is topping with 31 cases , a report on Wednesday, October 19, followed by Nairobi County that recorded 17 cases.
Other affected counties are Other affected counties include Uasin Gishu (8 cases), Nakuru (2 cases), Kajiado (2 cases).
Of the reported case, 13 are currently hospitalized,8 were already discharged and additional 40 others are receiving outpatient care.
Ministry of health announced,”Of the sixty-one (61) cases so far, thirteen (13) are currently hospitalized, eight (8) have been discharged while forty (40) were treated as outpatients.
“The National Public Health Microbiology Laboratory has isolated Vibrio cholera-01-Ogawa as the responsible serotype.” MoH added.
Kiambu governor, Wamatangi has warned his residents to set up precautionary measures being that the disease spreads so fast.
Wamatangi warned,”We are announcing this to warn our people to be careful because the bacteria spreads faster. It is important for our people to employ protective measures.”
In may, Kisumu county, recorded a total of 319 cholera cases and two people lost their lives.
The health ministry has warned on Kenyans to be on the look out for symptoms such as acute watery diarrhoea with severe dehydration.
Precautionary methods such as Maintaining good hygiene and sanitation should be upheld, to prevent spread of the bacteria.
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