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  • Kenya: Diarrhoea outbreak hits Isiolo County

    Source: http://www.nation.co.ke/counties/isi...5nt/index.html

    Diarrhoea outbreak hits Isiolo County
    Tuesday December 5 2017


    In Summary

    Water sources have been contaminated by faecal matter due to flooding in areas where open defecation is practiced by the communities.

    By VIVIAN JEBET
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    About 500 people living along Ewaso Ng’iro River settlements in Isiolo County have been affected by a diarrhoeal disease outbreak in the last two months.

    County Public Health officer Guracha Sarite said the outbreak has affected vulnerable children under five years and women in several areas of Merti, Garbatulla and Oldonyiro since September.

    Already, 18 samples of human stool and water from 10 sources have been collected and taken to Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) for bacteriological analysis to rule out Cholera.
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