Cholera outbreak in Nairobi, city hall issues directive

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City hall where Nairobi County government offices are located

Nairobi City County on Friday issued a Cholera Outbreak after confirmation of several cases in the county.

Through a press statement, the County Director of Health Dr. Lucina Koyio stated that the outbreak was confirmed on Thursday after a series of reported cases in the region.

Koyio, directed that all referral hospitals should reactivate their treatment units to prevent the spread of the disease.

“I am requesting all referral hospitals to reactivate their Cholera treatment units to prevent the spread of the disease.

“All sub-counties should be on high alert and treat all suspected cases as cholera cases. Please also reactivate your sub-county response team,” read part of the statement.

Two people die in Korogocho

In May 2018, a similar warning had been issued after two people died in Korogocho, Nairobi.

The two included a 13-year-old girl who died while receiving treatment at Kiambu Hospital and the other was a standard seven pupil at Mission Hospital who was reported dead by her grandmother.

Korogocho residents had complained of an open sewer near the school which students used to cross over.

Community Health volunteers within the area offered medication to the people who showed Cholera symptoms.

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