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Kenya: 2018 Cholera

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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...