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”