120 cases of cholera recorded in the country

120 cases of cholera recorded in the country

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Health PS Julius Korir PHOTO COURTESY

Mombasa,KENYA:The government has recorded about 120 cases of cholera outbreak since it was recorded in April this year according to the health ministry.

Speaking to journalists at the Shanzu Teachers College on Wednesday Pricincipal Secretary of Health Julius Koris said Nairobi County is the mostly affected county in the country.

The health official confirmed that the government has put up measures on ways of eradicating the malady throughout the country insisting that the efforts done by the government led to a decrease in the number of cases of the outbreak.

“Nairobi County is the mostly affected county in the country. The government ghas put up measures to eradicate the disease and let me confirm to you that the cases being reported have greatly reduced.” He said.

He noted that over the past one week sixty cases of the epidemic was reported to the ministry while as at yesterday only twenty cases were reported.

The PS pointed out that some of the counties affected by the outbreak include Nairobi, Machakos, Garissa and Kisumu and therefore urged the county government to fight the epidemic so that it can be eradicated in the country.

On the other hand, the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Medical Training Colleges Engineer Peter Tum said in an effort to fight sanitation related diseases the institute has started short training courses in various parts of the country whereby students take a very short time to graduate.

He said that the institute is working closely with the health ministry to fight combat the occurrence of any disease.

“We have started short training courses in various parts of the country whereby students take a very short time to graduate. We are working hand in hand with the health ministry to fight the occurrence of any disease in the country.” He said.

Additionally, the health executive said that sensitization programmes had been rolled out to the city estates and hospitals stocked with adequate drugs to address the same.

Symptoms of the disease include Diarrhea which comes on suddenly and may quickly cause dangerous fluid loss as much as one liter per hour, nausea and vomiting which may persist for hours at times and general weakness of the body.

Dehydration is also a symptom of the disease. These symptoms develop within a few days of infection, although they can sometimes occur after just a few hours.

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