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  • Kenya: 2018/2019 Measles

    Source: https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018...break_c1744316


    Measles claims one in Mandera, Wajir outbreak
    Apr. 17, 2018, 12:00 am
    By SUSAN MUHINDI

    A measles outbreak has hit Wajir and Mandera counties, claiming one life so far.

    The latest Kenya Disease Outbreak Situation Report on March 23 said more than 39 cases of were reported in Wajir East subcounty and 73 cases in Mandera East subcounty...

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    Source: https://www.nation.co.ke/counties/ma...73z/index.html


    Measles outbreak: Two people dead, 300 infected in Mandera
    Friday October 19 2018
    By MANASE OTSIALO

    At least two people have died of measles and 313 other cases have been reported in Mandera County since February when the disease was first detected, according to the county’s health department.

    The disease has affected both children under the age of five and adults, leaving a child and an elderly woman dead.

    LOW IMMUNISATION

    According to Mr Mohamud Mohamed, the county's health minister, the region is still battling the epidemic in parts of Banisa and Mandera West sub-counties. “We have managed the situation in Mandera East, North, South and Lafey sub-counties through emergency immunisation, but the national government will support the fight in the remaining areas,” he said...

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    • #3
      Source: https://mobile.nation.co.ke/counties...arz/index.html

      3 Hours Ago
      Measles kills two in Wajir County
      measles
      By BRUHAN MAKONG

      In Summary
      Eighty-eight cases have so far been recorded in Wajir North, 39 in Wajir West, 11 in Wajir East and one in Tarbaj.
      Measures taken to contain the disease include vaccination.

      Two people have died from measles in Wajir County, the health department has said...

      ...Dr Hassan said 88 cases have so far been recorded in Wajir North, 39 in Wajir West, 11 in Wajir East and one in Tarbaj. The worst hit areas are Bute, Danaba and Qarsa Bulla (in Wajir North) and Hadado and Mau mau in Wajir West.

      "We have begun carrying out campaigns in various parts of the county to educate the public about the disease in a bid to prevent further spread," he said...

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      • #4
        Source: https://ntv.nation.co.ke/news/272012...ewt/index.html

        Wajir County Government reports 10 more measles cases
        Friday January 4, 2019

        The ministry of health has cautioned county government on declaration of disease outbreaks without following protocol..
        ... Director Medical Services, Dr Jackson Kioko, says that what is experienced in Wajir is an active reporting of the disease and not an outbreak..

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2019...ernor_c1873573

          Measles in Wajir under control, says governor
          Jan. 07, 2019, 12:00 am
          By STEPHEN ASTARIKO

          The spread of measles that killed two people in Wajir last week has been contained, according to governor Mohamed Abdi.

          The disease was confirmed in the county on September 14, last year following receipt of laboratory results from KEMRI. Three samples had been sent to the research institution from Wajir North subcounty on August 30.

          Some 140 people diagnosed with the contagious disease have since been treated at various health institutions in the county...

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