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    3 die, 71 admitted in hospital following cholera outbreak in Tharaka Nithi
    Posted by K24 Tv
    Date: January 02, 2018

    Three people have died and 71 others admitted in various hospitals in Tharaka Nithi county following an outbreak of cholera in the region.

    Tharaka Nithi County Government has linked the outbreak to a possible contamination of water sourced from rivers by the residents for domestic use.

    The county’s health executive Githuiyia Nthuraku has also said that poor hygiene remains a major contributor...

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    Four die of Cholera as 32 chikungunya fever cases confirmed in Mombasa
    Jan. 06, 2018, 12:30 am
    By PILI CHIMERAH @secondiddi

    Four people have died following a cholera outbreak in Mombasa.

    The county’s health department has confirmed 17 suspected cases and five of them have tested positive.

    A statement by the health department forwarded to the Mombasa director of communications Richard Chacha said two people have been confirmed to have died of the disease at the Maka area, while the two other cases that were reported at Vijiweni village, Likoni, tested negative.

    The statement was issued by county’s chief health officer Hadija Shikely yesterday...


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      Panic as cholera outbreak kills one in Siaya County
      By Olivia Odhiambo | Published Sat, January 6th 2018 at 09:29
      Updated January 6th 2018 at 09:37 GMT +3

      One person has died while four others are admitted in hospitals following cholera outbreak in Alego Usonga, Siaya County. The 87-year-old died in Pala village. County director of Health, Samuel Omondi said the first case was reported on December 31st last year.

      Medical officers Friday confirmed the outbreak but said they were managing the situation. “Of the other five cases one has tested positive for cholera while the other four tested negative. The villages affected include Ralak, Una, Komenya Kalaka and Usula villages in North, South East and West Alego,” said Dr Omondi...


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        4 children hospitalised in Dadaab after Cholera outbreak
        Today 10:29 am (5 hours ago)

        By JOSEPH MURAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 7- Four children aged between 13 and 16 are admitted to Dadaab sub-county hospital in Garissa County after suffering from cholera.

        According to the county disease surveillance coordinator Hassan Elmi, the four who hail from Hagarbul location were rushed to hospital after symptoms of diarhoea persisted.

        Elmi said three of the victims were subjected to a rapid diagnostic test, whose results turned positive for Cholera...


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          Three die in Tana River in suspected cholera outbreak
          Sunday February 11 2018

          In Summary

          Dr Endekwa said the area had been hit by the outbreak as a result of poor hygiene practices by the residents.

          The area also lacks water which has seen people share the same source of water which happens to be contaminated.

          Last year, cholera outbreak at the Bura NYS camp saw 21 officers being hospitalised while two people lost their lives...


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            Four cholera cases raise outbreak fears in Turkana
            Feb. 13, 2018, 12:00 pm

            Four cases of cholera have been reported in Katilu, Turkana South, raising concerns about an outbreak.

            Health and Sanitation executive Jane Ajele said the four residents of Lopur village were admitted at Katilu Hospital.

            "They are in stable condition. They are taking fluids in isolation," she told reporters at her Lodwar office on Tuesday...


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              8 dead, 129 hospitalised after cholera outbreak in Garissa, Tana River
              By Amos Sambu For Citizen Digital
              time updated Updated on: 1803, February 14, 2018 (EAT)

              In Summary

              8 people died while 129 others were hospitalised on Wednesday following a cholera outbreak in Garissa County and the neighbouring Tana River County.
              Confirming the incident, Garissa County Chief Health chief officer Mohamed Farah said that the development comes after 129 people were isolated at Garissa County Referral Hospital two weeks ago after being diagnosed with the disease.
              Mr. Farah said that the department's officials are working closely with their counterparts in Tana River where the disease is suspected to have originated...


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                Cholera cases still being reported in counties – Unicef
                Feb. 22, 2018, 12:45 am
                By SUSAN MUHINDI

                A total of 817 cholera cases, resulting in 10 deaths have been reported this year, a Unicef-Kenya report shows.

                Seven counties are still reporting an active cholera outbreak. They are Nairobi, Garissa, Embu, Kirinyaga, Mombasa, Turkana and Wajir. The outbreak has, however, been controlled in Kirinyaga and Mombasa counties.

                Since January last year, 3,967 cholera cases were reported, with 76 deaths...


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                  Health department struggling to identify source of Cholera
                  13 hours ago Anderson Andy

                  The health department in Tana River County cannot identify the source of the cholera outbreak in the county due to families who are most herders keep moving in different locations.

                  County Public Health Officer Mr. Samuel Jefwa said families in the county are migrating in search of water and pasture for their animals...

                  ...The health officer said three people have died following new cases of cholera being reported in the county.

                  According to Mr. Jefwa, 155 others have been detected with cholera-related symptoms in six villages in Tana North Sub County in the last two weeks...


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                    Two dead, 20 hospitalised after suspected cholera outbreak in Murang’a
                    By Ann Ngige Nyamu For Citizen Digital
                    time updated Updated on: 1501, February 25, 2018 (EAT)

                    In Summary

                    Two people died while scores of others are admitted at Thika Level Five Hospital following a suspected Cholera outbreak at Kiunyu village in Gatanga, Murang'a County.
                    Preliminary reports by health officials in the County indicated that the victims could have taken contaminated water.
                    Thika Level Five Hospital Medical Superintendent, Dr Patrick Nyaga said they were working with the doctors to establish what the patients are suffering from before giving a full report.


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                      Four people die, 21 admitted to hospital following cholera outbreak in Trans-Nzoia
                      By Osinde Obare
                      Published Tue, February 27th 2018 at 16:13,
                      Updated February 27th 2018 at 16:18 GMT

                      Health workers in Trans-Nzoia County are battling to control cholera outbreak which has claimed four lives and left several others hospitalised.

                      The outbreak has been reported at densely populated Kipsongo slums within Kitale where several people were taken ill after drinking contaminated water.

                      Medical Superintendent Wanjala Simiyu confirmed the deaths and said that 21 people are admitted at Kitale County referral hospital. Dr Wanjala told the Standard that blood samples taken from the affected persons show that the victims are suffering from cholera...


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                        Cholera death toll in Murang'a rises to five
                        Thursday March 1 2018
                        By NDUNGU GACHANE

                        Three more people have died following a cholera outbreak in Kiunyu village in Gatanga, bringing the number of fatalities to five.

                        Murang’a Health executive Joseph Mbai said two people passed away on Tuesday and one on Thursday.

                        Mr Mbai said the disease was spread through drinking contaminated water from River Gathwariga...


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                          Two die of cholera in Kitale
                          Written By: Margaret Kalekye
                          13 hours ago

                          Two people have succumbed to cholera in Kipsongo slums of Kitale town, in Trans-Nzoia county.

                          Confirming the incident, Kitale Referral Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Emmanuel Wanjala said five of the other 21 patients admitted to the facility had also tested positive for cholera and were under medication.

                          However, 10 have already been discharged from the hospital after their conditions were stabilised...


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                            Cholera outbreak alert in Trans Nzoia
                            By Standard Reporter |
                            Published Fri, March 2nd 2018 at 18:46,
                            Updated March 2nd 2018 at 18:48 GMT +3

                            The County government of Trans Nzoia has issued a cholera outbreak alert following the confirmation of 7 cases at the County Referral Hospital as of 1st March 2018. In a press statement Friday afternoon County Director of Health Dr. Gilbert Sowon said the disease has been traced to all the Sub Counties within the County...


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                              8 March 2018
                              The Nation (Nairobi)
                              Kenya: 227 Residents Suspected of Having Cholera in Tana River
                              By Stephen Oduor

                              The number of people suspected to be infected with cholera in Tana River County has risen to 227, up from 218 last week as the county health personnel continue to investigate the source of infection.

                              Health officers in Tana River County are yet to establish the source of the disease, 40 days since it was first reported...