In Summary
  • Dr Endekwa said the area had been hit by the outbreak as a result of poor hygiene practices by the residents.

  • The area also lacks water which has seen people share the same source of water which happens to be contaminated.

  • Last year, cholera outbreak at the Bura NYS camp saw 21 officers being hospitalised while two people lost their lives.

Three people have died in what is suspected to be cholera outbreak in Tana North in Tana River County.

Another 18 people are currently undergoing treatment, while 100 other reports are yet to be confirmed.

Speaking to Nation, County Director of Health, Dr Endekwa, said the cases were reported in Bura, Bilbil, Anole, and Madogo while three people are said to have died in Matagala Village.

“So far we have 100 unconfirmed cases in Tana North. We have confirmed 18 and we can’t ascertain if the three who died are actually cholera cases or not,” he said.

POOR HYGIENE

Dr Endekwa said the area had been hit by the outbreak as a result of poor hygiene practices by the residents and also lack of water which has seen people share the same source of water which happens to be contaminated.

He said a team of health officers had already been deployed to the area and were giving medical care as well as giving lessons on hygiene to the residents.

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