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    Seven people die of kala-azar in Marsabit
    23 patients admitted to Laisamis subcounty hospital and seven to Marsabit general hospital

    In Summary
    ? 200 people have been screened for kala-azar this year and 89 of them turned positive
    ? The households have been sprayed and 5, 500 mosquito nets distributed to the affected areas

    Seven people have been confirmed dead following the outbreak of kala-azar in Marsabit county.

    In March, 44 people from Log logo, Kor and Laisamis were admitted to the general hospital and they all tested positive for kala-azar...

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    Leishmaniasis outbreak in Kenya nears 2,000 cases
    by News Desk
    August 13, 2019

    Disease outbreaks continue to plague Kenya and according to the Ministry of Health, outbreaks of cholera and measles continue in the country.

    In addition, Kenya is reporting a large outbreak of the parasitic disease, visceral leishmaniasis (Kala Azar). Since January through the first week of August, a total of 1,986 cases of leishmaniasis have been reported from Marsabit, Wajir and Garissa counties. Marsabit county has been hit the hardest reporting 1,716 suspected cases with 19 deaths.

    Overall in Kenya, 27 deaths have been recorded...


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      Kenya leishmaniasis update: Two dozen cases reported in past week
      by News Desk
      October 14, 2019

      In an update on the leishmaniasis situation in Kenya, officials reported an additional 24 cases during the week ending Oct. 6.

      This brings the total cases reported in 2019 to 2,696, including 34 deaths.

      Since the beginning of the outbreak, suspected and confirmed cases of leishmaniasis have been reported from Mandera, Marsabit, Wajir and Garissa counties...


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        Kala-azar killed 34 people in Northeastern this year
        Outbreak still active in Marsabit and Garissa, 23 people in Marsabit and two in Garissa currently on treatment

        In Summary

        • Affected subcounties are Laisamis with 2,019 cases, Moyale (55), North Horr (112) and Saku (64) all suspected and confirmed.

        • WHO lists kala-azar as one of the 17 Neglected Tropical Diseases that affect more than one billion people globally.
        Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki

        Four counties Marsabit, Wajir, Garissa and Mandera have reported 2,788 kala-azar cases, the Health ministry has said.

        The Disease Surveillance and Epidemic Response Unit said Marsabit had the highest number of deaths at 19 since January, out of the 657 cases reported...


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          Leishmaniasis in Kenya: Dozens of new cases reported
          by News Desk
          December 16, 2019

          Health officials continue to report cases of the parasitic disease, Leishmaniasis in Kenya. During the week ending December 8, officials saw 34 additional cases.

          This brings the Leishmaniasis outbreak tally this year to 2,822, including 34 deaths.

          Most cases of leishmaniasis have been reported from Mandera, Marsabit, Wajir and Garissa counties...