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    Two die, 17 admitted in suspected cholera outbreak in Narok
    Robert Kiplagat Posted on: 09th Jan 2019 15:00:27 GMT +0300

    Two people have died while 17 others are receiving treatment at Narok County Hospital following a suspected cholera outbreak at Nkasuria village in Narok South Sub-County.

    Narok County Health Executive Vivian Mpeti said that the health officials at the facility received 19 patients who were exhibiting diarrhoea and vomiting symptoms.

    “On January 6 this year, we received the patients apparently from one village in Naroosura ward. Upon arrival one man succumbed while another one died while receiving treatment of the same ailment at a private hospital,” said Ms Mpeti...

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    16 Hours Ago
    30 students hospitalised in Tharaka-Nithi after cholera outbreak
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    In Summary

    Out of 11 girls from Iruma Girls’ Secondary School admitted at PCEA Chogoria Mission Hospital, two tested positive for cholera.

    Twenty pupils from Kieni Mixed Secondary, Kiurani Boys and Jediel Kiraithe Boarding Primary School have been admitted at Magutuni Sub County Hospital

    At least 30 students have been admitted at PCEA Chogoria and Magutuni sub-county hospitals with cholera-like symptoms.

    About 300 others were treated and discharged in Maara sub county, Tharaka-Nithi County.

    Out of 11 girls from Iruma Girls’ Secondary School admitted at PCEA Chogoria Mission Hospital, two tested positive for cholera...


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      Kenya: Hospitals alerted following Nairobi cholera outbreak
      By CGTN Africa -
      7 hours ago

      Hospitals in Kenya are on alert after the Nairobi county Health department raised the alarm over a cholera outbreak.

      Health director Lucia Koyio on Friday directed hospitals in Nairobi county to reactivate their treatment units.

      ““The county is experiencing a wave of cholera outbreak which was confirmed yesterday [Wednesday] March 20. In this regard, I am requesting all referral hospitals to reactivate their cholera treatment units to prevent the spread of the disease,” a statement read.

      She further directed all sub-counties to be on high alert and treat all suspected cases as cholera cases...


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        Outbreak: 14 cholera cases reported in Nairobi
        County Health Officer Makodingo says tests carried out on patients are positive
        In Summary

        • Last week, six cases were recorded at Pumwani Maternity Hospital.

        • Health Department to inspect all city food joints.

        Fourteen cholera patients have been admitted to various city hospitals, the Nairobi County Government has said.

        Last week, the county's Health Department had issued an alert of a possible cholera outbreak in the city.

        Health Chief Officer Washington Makodingo said on Tuesday that six patients had been treated and discharged...


        • #5

          Why Nairobi Hospital cholera victim died
          Sources say hospital took too long to give him adequate treatment
          In Summary

          • Waiter at high-end hospital left home ill and headed straight to staff clinic within hospital
          • He was put on inadequate drip that could not replace lost body fluids
          Nairobi Hospital

          A Nairobi Hospital staff died of cholera on Monday due to negligence and mismanagement, the Star has learned...

          ...Reports from the hospital say two other staff were admitted in the intensive care unit while 12 were admitted at St Andrews ward.

          The hospital gave an update on the disease outbreak on Tuesday.

          “We have established that in the last 10 days the hospital admitted, offered treatment and discharged 23 cholera patients. Eight of those reported cases were from The Nairobi Hospital staff,” acting CEO Chris Abeid said in a statement.

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          One dead, 17 diagnosed with Cholera in Kajiado
          By Nancy Chepkoech For Citizen Digital
          time updated Published on: April 16, 2019 20:55 (EAT)

          In Summary

          Speaking to Citizen Digital, Kajiado Health CEC Esther Somoire said 7 among the 17 are currently admitted and getting treatment, adding that 500 cases were already treated in the recent months.
          She further stated that her docket has commenced shutting down food vendors and water hawkers that do not meet required standards in the area.
          Ms. Somoire also said the rising cases of Cholera in the region might be due to water shortage, warning that towns bordering Nairobi might be vulnerable.

          One person was on Tuesday confirmed dead while 17 others were diagnosed with Cholera in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County.

          Speaking to Citizen Digital, Kajiado Health CEC Esther Somoire said seven among the 17 are currently admitted and getting treatment, adding that 500 cases were treated in the recent months...


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            Nairobi Hospital cholera cases hit 58
            Friday April 19 2019
            By ANGELA OKETCH
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            The number of cholera patients at Nairobi Hospital has risen to 58 after four Huduma Namba clerks sent to register staff were infected, the Saturday Nation has learnt.

            The clerks, who were at the hospital for two days, were offered breakfast and lunch by the management...


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              Nairobi hospital now says cholera patients down to 7
              By Winnie Musyoki For Citizen Digital
              time updated Published on: April 20, 2019 18:00 (EAT)

              The Nairobi Hospital has said seven patients affected by cholera are still admitted at the facility.

              A statement dated Saturday, April 20, 2019 said the patients are receiving treatment at The Nairobi Hospital.

              “…they are stable for discharge within the next 24 hours,” the statement signed by M.D. Christopher Abeid reads.

              The hospital has however assured the public that proper measures have been taken to ensure that the wellbeing of all their patients and staff is paramount...


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                Cholera cases reported in Huruma
                By Ghetto Radio On Apr 23, 2019

                Two cholera cases have been reported in Nairobi’s Huruma area.

                The first case was reported in an area called Sokoni while the second case was reported in an area called Madoya.

                Jessica Nora says her nephew was admitted at the mama Lucy Hospital about three weeks ago after he tested positive with cholera.

                Angela Mutindi a community Health Worker from Huruma says the SECOND CASE was of an elderly man...


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                  Six hospitalised as cholera outbreak hits Nakuru town
                  Tuesday April 30 2019

                  Health officials have confirmed a cholera outbreak in Nakuru town saying that, already, six people have been admitted to hospital.

                  Public Health Officer Samuel King’ori said they are doing everything possible to contain the disease and that they have set up isolation wards to avoid a further spread of the disease.

                  Speaking in in Nakuru town Tuesday, Mr King’ori urged residents to desist from eating foods cooked on roadsides, boil drinking water and also wash their hands with soap and water before eating.

                  He said the county has the capacity to contain the disease from spreading as long as the residents follow the rules of hygiene and keep their environment clean...


                  • #10

                    7 Hours Ago
                    Fear of cholera outbreak as three hospitalised in Embu
                    By GEORGE MUNENE
                    County Public Health Officer Rosaline Kaugi said the men are from Nairobi while the girl is from Embu Blue Valley Estate.
                    She told the Nation that stool samples had been taken from the patients for analysis.
                    Ms Kaugi cautioned traders against hawking food on the streets.

                    Public health officials in Embu County are on high alert following the outbreak of a disease suspected to be cholera which has left three people hospitalised.

                    The victims, two men and a seven-year-old girl, are undergoing treatment at Embu County Referral Hospital where they were rushed immediately they fell sick...


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                      Suspected cholera outbreak in Trans Nzoia as over 30 pupils admitted to hospital
                      Osinde Obare 08th May 2019 13:08:47 GMT +0300

                      Over 30 pupils of Chetoto Primary School in Kitale town, Trans Nzoia County have been rushed to hospital after exhibiting cholera symptoms.

                      The pupils reportedly developed stomach upsets after drinking water drawn from a contaminated borehole.

                      Kitale Level Five hospital medical superintendent Ms. Lilian Lipesa confirmed that the pupils were suffering diarrhea.

                      Lipesa said the affected pupils had been admitted and samples taken to establish the disease they are suffering from...


                      • #12

                        Cholera has killed 11 since January — Kariuki
                        Reported in six counties, contained in Narok
                        In Summary

                        • Out of 1,866 cases reported, 91 were confirmed.
                        • Scarcity of safe water and poor sanitation propagated the outbreak in isolated high-risk areas.

                        Eleven cholera deaths have been recorded since January, the Health ministry has said.

                        A total of 1,866 cases have been reported, 91 of which were confirmed.

                        Health CS Sicily Kariuki on Tuesday said since January, cholera outbreaks have been reported in Narok, Kajiado, Nairobi, Garissa, Machakos and Mandera counties...


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                          Mandera West hit by cholera outbreak
                          KNA August 17, 2019 Mandera

                          At least six people are receiving treatment at the Takaba Sub-County Hospital in Mandera West after several cases of cholera were confirmed.
                          County Chief Officer for Health Rahama Abdullahi said four samples sent to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) laboratories turned positive for cholera.
                          “Four patients were admitted to Takaba Sub-County Hospital on Friday and samples taken tested positive but the situation is under control,” she said.
                          Two more patients with cholera-related symptoms were received at the hospital on Thursday.
                          According to Ms Abdullahi, water sources in Bula Elwak and Dikduro villages in Mandera West are believed to be the cause of the deadly disease...