NEP among the 12 counties put on high alert over cholera outbreak

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Following the rising cases of cholera outbreak in the country, the Ministry of Health has now put 12 counties on high alert.

While Garissa and mandera appeared in the least of 4 counties where the cholera outbreak is active, the other 8 counties have reportedly managed to control.

Ministry of Health’s report indicates at least 4,961 cases of Cholera have been reported with 253 cases confirmed, 147 active and 37 deaths in Kenya since January, 2019.

According to the report, the said Counties are : Garissa, Mandera, Wajir, Embu, Machakos, Narok, Kajiado, Mombasa, Makueni, Turkana , Kisumu and Nairobi.

Ifo and Hagadera refugee camps are the areas where there was cholera cases in Garissa County while Nairobi County had cases in westlands, Dagoretti North, Kasarani, Langata, Embakasi East ,Embakasi west, Ruaraka, kibera , starehe and Kamakunji sub-counties.

Mandera County had 17 cases of cholera with 4 confirmed while Turkana had cases in areas like Kalobeyei ,Lopur and Kakuma in Turkana West sub-county.

The report comes when Wajir County reported fresh cases of cholera in Habaswein ,Wajir South Sub-county. According to Wajir County Deputy Governor Ahmed Ali Muktar who visited Habaswein sub-county referral hospital on Saturday together with CEC for health and other officials, 30 cases has been listed without mortalities.

” As at this evening, 20th December 2019, a total of 30 cases have been line listed with no mortalities. The late mother who is suspected to have died of the disease was never brought to the hospital. We had 5 patients who were in the CTC today, 3 of whom were later discharged.” The DG Ahmed wrote his official facebook page.

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