Health Officers Alert As Two Die in Kisumu From Suspected Cholera

July 25, 2017, 4:56 am

A prisoner at Kodiaga prison, Kisumu, has died from what is suspected to be cholera.

Public health officials in the area have launched investigations to ascertain the exact cause of the death.

Another patient at Otonglo area in the outskirts of the city also died after being admitted to a private hospital after exhibiting cholera symptoms.

"Elizabeth Ogaja, county executive in charge of health, said samples from the two were taken for further testing." /FILE

"Elizabeth Ogaja, county executive in charge of health, said samples from the two were taken for further testing." /FILE

Elizabeth Ogaja, county executive in charge of health, said samples from the two were taken for further testing.

"We have already taken samples to CDC for further tests to reveal the real cause of diarrhoea," she said.

Nearly 50 people contracted cholera while attending a health conference in Weston Hotel, Nairobi.

The infected delegates were among hundreds who had gathered for the four-day forum organised by the Ministry of Health.

 

Similar reports followed a trade conference at the KICC.

On July 20, health officials reported that 14 people have died from cholera since January and 1,216 in 12 counties are infected.

Nairobi and Garissa are most affected, the Association of Public Health Officers of Kenya said

Cases have also been reported in Vihiga, Kericho, Mombasa, Kiambu, Tana River, Nakuru, Turkana, Nakuru, Narok, Wajir and Murang'a.

 

Source: the-star

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