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Kenya Humanitarian Update Nov 11

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    Kenya Humanitarian Update
    9 November 2011
    There is an increasing trend of malaria cases from Pokot West, Central and North districts of Pokot County.
    Even though the cases being seen in Turkana Central and North districts are declining in numbers, the rates
    are still higher than the thresholds for the season and time. However, no deaths due to malaria have been
    Areas reporting disease outbreaks
    In Turkana County there are still sporadic cases of
    measles. Following the onset of the heavy rains, there
    is likelihood of outbreak of waterborne diseases,
    (Cholera /AWD) and increase in mosquitoes breeding
    Two new cases of dengue fever were detected far
    outside of Mandera and have both been lab-confirmed
    by KEMRI. One case was established in Kilifi district
    (Coast province), with no apparent travel history, the
    other one was reported from Marsabit (Eastern
    province). Currently there are cases of increasing
    fever being reported from Marsabit county and are
    being investigated.

    A one day sensitization meeting on epidemic preparedness and response for the District Health
    Management Teams in Marsabit district was conducted on 3 November 2011. Technical support was
    provided by WHO on ?Epidemic preparedness and response. Similar technical support was provided on
    ?Preparing for, and conducting mass polio immunization campaign?
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