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200 high school girls hospitalized

Investigations have begun at the school

Medics attending to a patient in a Kenyan hospital (Twitter)

A dysentery outbreak at Ng'iya Girls High School, Siaya County has left 200 girls admitted in hospital.

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Public health authorities and authorities have moved to investigate the cause and extent of the outbreak in the school as the students continue to receive treatment.

Dysentery is a serious condition categorized by severe diarrhea and abdominal pain.

The condition may be caused by amoeba or a bacterial infection.

Sewerage Systems

Poor sewerage systems have become an issue in the Western region counties as effluent from towns flows into streams and rivers which are the primary source of water for most households.

Health authorities in the region have advised residents to drink treated water and uphold higher standards of hygiene.

Ng'iya Girls made the news in July 2018 closed indefinitely following unrest among the students.

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