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  • #16

    Seven more cases of cholera confirmed in Tana River
    from Kenya Daily Nation
    Published on 14 Mar 2018 — View Original


    The number of people suspected to be infected with cholera in Tana River County has risen to 242 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, more than a month since it was first reported...


    • #17

      Heavy rains hamper Cholera response efforts in Garissa
      Friday March 16 2018

      Three more people have succumbed to cholera in Garissa County as heavy rains render roads impassable hampering response efforts, officials say.

      Two people died last week in Balambala, county officials say.

      Garissa County executive committee member in charge of Health Ahmednathir Omar said the latest victims in Saka were too weak by the time response team were attending to them...


      • #18

        Three children admitted as cholera hits Naivasha
        Mar. 18, 2018, 12:00 pm

        Three minors have been admitted with cholera in Naivasha following an outbreak at Kihoto estate near the lake.

        Medics are concerned that the numbers could rise due to heavy rains that have resulted in flooding almost daily.

        In Kihoto estate, some shallow latrines are located near wells.

        For years, the estate that is home to hundreds of flower farm workers has recorded cholera cases that have been linked to the proximity of the wells to the latrines.

        Dr Angeline Ithondeka, the superintendent in charged of Naivasha sub-county hospital, said the children were in serious but stable condition...


        • #19

          Five cases of cholera reported in Naivasha, health officials remain silent
          Wednesday March 28 2018
          In Summary

          A public health official told the Nation that the patients were responding well to treatment.
          Medical personnel say that the numbers could rise due to the ongoing heavy rains.
          A minor has been isolated to avoid further spread of the disease.

          By ERIC MATARA

          At least five cases of cholera have been reported in Naivasha town.

          The patients from Kihoto, an informal settlement in the town, are undergoing treatment at Naivasha Sub-County hospital even as the county health department remains quiet on the matter.

          A public health official, who spoke on condition of anonymity on Tuesday, told the Nation that the patients were responding well to treatment...


          • #20

            Four hospitalised after cholera outbreak in Busia
            Wednesday April 18 2018
            By GAITANO PESSA

            Four people have been hospitalised following cholera outbreak in Busia County.

            County Health Executive Phaustine Barasa on Wednesday confirmed that two of the patients had been treated at Port Victoria Sub-County Hospital and discharged. She added that two more were treated at Rukala Health Centre in Bunyala sub-county.

            “No deaths or new admissions have been reported, while those in the wards have stabilised,” said Mrs Barasa.

            She added that active surveillance of the disease was on-going...


            • #21

              Rise in Turkana cholera cases blamed on poor sanitation
              Sunday April 22 2018
              By ANGELA OKETCH
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              Lack of toilets and poor hygiene in most restaurants in Turkana County have been blamed for increasing cases of cholera that have so far claimed three lives with 78 others hospitalised.

              Dr Gilchrist Lokoel, Lodwar Referral Hospital chief executive officer, said the three died while receiving treatment...


              • #22


                25 admitted to Kiambu hospitals with Cholera

                TUESDAY MAY 15 2018
                By MARY WAMBUI

                At least 25 people are admitted to two Kiambu hospitals following a cholera outbreak in Githurai, Kiamumbi and Riabai areas.

                Some 22 patients are at Kiambu Level Five Hospital while three were admitted to Thika Level Five Hospital on Monday evening.

                35 CASES

                The patients, according to Thika Level Five medical superintendent Patrick Nyaga, include a mother and her three children.

                Dr Nyaga said the mother and her two children came from Githurai 44 in Nairobi County.
                "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                -Nelson Mandela


                • #23

                  Fears after reports of cholera outbreak in Nairobi's Korogocho slum
                  May. 23, 2018, 3:00 pm
                  By LILLIAN MUTAVI

                  Health officials in Nairobi have issued a cholera alert following the death of two people from symptoms associated with cholera in Korogocho, Nairobi county.

                  A 13-year-old girl passed away while being treated at Kiambu hospital on Tuesday while a woman said she lost her grandchild, a standard seven pupil at Mission Hope school.

                  A number of Korogocho slum dwellers have reported illness characterised by a running stomach and vomiting, a situation they blamed on poor drainage in the area.

                  Nairobi Health CEC Hitan Majevda said cases of cholera were reported in Githunguri but denied reports of deaths from the disease....


                  • #24

                    One dead, six hospitalised in Yatta cholera outbreak
                    Jun. 05, 2018, 6:00 pm
                    By STAR REPORTER

                    One person died while six other cases of cholera were confirmed in an outbreak in in Yatta, Machakos County, on Tuesday.

                    The confirmations were at Matuu Level Four Hospital where the patients were admitted in an isolation room.

                    Machakos County Commissioner Matilda Sakwa said emergency response teams were deployed to educate people on the disease....


                    • #25

                      Cholera strikes Tana River County
                      58 mins ago

                      Health practitioners in Tana River County are on high alert following a cholera outbreak in the area.

                      Tana River County Chief Executive in charge of health Mawanajuma Hiribae confirmed that 78 people in Madogo area are admitted to hospital after testing positive for the bacterial disease.

                      Dozens of patients mostly women turned up at the Madogo health centre in Tana River County with similar symptoms...


                      • #26

                        Kenya confirms 75 deaths from cholera outbreak since January
                        Source: Xinhua 2018-06-12 22:30:18

                        NAIROBI, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's health authorities on Tuesday confirmed the death of 75 people from cholera in the past five months.

                        Jackson Kioko, the director of medical services in the ministry of health, said that 4,954 people had been infected with the disease that was first reported in the country in January...


                        • #27

                          Four taken ill amid cholera fears in Tharaka-Nithi County
                          Saturday September 15 2018
                          By ALEX NJERU

                          A woman from Muragara village, Tharaka-Nithi County, and her children, have been diagnosed with cholera-like symptoms, raising fears of the disease outbreak in the region.

                          Ms Elda Mukwanjeru and her three children, who were suffering from severe diarrhoea and vomiting, were on Thursday rushed to Chuka Consolata Mission Hospital.

                          Another child from the neighbourhood was also taken to the same facility on Friday night with similar symptoms...


                          • #28

                            Fears of cholera outbreak in Eastlands as five patients admitted
                            Posted on Oct 5, 2018
                            By THOMAS MATIKO

                            Nairobi county government has issued an alert over a possible cholera outbreak in Eastlands after five patients were admitted at Mama Lucy Hospital bearing symptoms of the disease.

                            The county government has dispatched a disease surveillance team to Embakasi and Pipeline to ascertain the situation...


                            • #29

                              Embu on high cholera alert, three in hospital
                              Oct. 12, 2018, 12:00 am
                              By REUBEN GITHINJI

                              Two people in Embu county have tested positive for cholera.

                              One patient is admitted at the Embu Level 5 Teaching and Referral Hospital in an isolation room. The other was treated and discharged on Wednesday.

                              Embu Health executive Jamleck Muturi said the two men who tested positive come from Embakasi, Tassia, in Nairobi, where they consumed ‘mutura’ before they travelled to Embu...