Cholera outbreak kills two in Tana River

Written By: Emily K. Bade
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Two people have been reported dead in flood prone Tana River County in what is believed to be a cholera outbreak.

Three patients are still admitted at Madogo Health Centre while four have been treated and discharged.

In Kiambu over 20 patients are fighting for their lives after taking contaminated food and water in Githurai 44.

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The Kenya Red Cross Coordinator for Tana River County Gerald Bombe says the situation could get worse due to poor hygiene in camps of those evacuated from flood prone areas.

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Bombe said Kenya Red Cross is working closely with the department of public health to ensure hygiene standards are maintained in the five camps in the county.

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Meanwhile, over 20 patients are fighting for their lives in Kiambu Referral Hospital suffering from Chorela like symptoms after taking contaminated food and water in hotels located in Githurai 44.

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The Nurse in Charge of the facility,  Janet Nyawira said most patients received at the hospital had chorela like symptoms.

She urged for Public Health surveillance and inspection of all hotels and the water system in the affected area.

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