The death toll from Cholera outbreak in parts of Siaya county has risen to five after two more people succumbed, county director of public health, Kennedy Orwenjo has said.
Orwenjo said that all the deaths have so far been recorded at Bondo sub-county referral hospital, with the latest ones recorded yesterday.
Speaking at Ruma while receiving a donation of health equipment from Fred Hollows foundation, Orwenjo said that 10 new cases have been reported, bringing to 104 cases that have been recorded in the last one month.
The public health director called on the public to maintain high standards of hygiene which includes use of toilets.
He advised that anyone who shows symptoms of acute diarrhea must be rushed to nearby health facilities for treatment to avoid loss of lives.
Last week, the county executive committee member for health, Dr. Martin Konyango said that the department has identified Manyuanda in west Uyoma and Oyamo island in Lake Victoria as the epicenters of the diseases, saying that efforts were being made to contain the spread.
He said that his department was using community health volunteers to help in the war against the spread of the disease, adding that they have also distributed chlorine to the communities to help treat water for domestic consumption.