Tana River,KENYA:One person has been confirmed dead in the Cholera outbreak that is currently affecting villages in Madogo, Tana River county.
According to county health officials, This is the first case since the outbreak was reported earlier in the month.
Tana River county executive for health and sanitation Ms Mwanajuma Mabuke confirmed the incident saying shortage of prophylactic drugs was hindering clinic from effectively combating the disease.
However Mwanjuma said that the county had procured a consignment which is due to arrive this week.
78 cases have over the past week been confirmed at the County health headquarters in Hola .
The victims are being contained at Madogo health center with health experts suspecting the outbreak to have originated from a stagnant well which villagers have constantly been using.
The county has already procured a water boozer to help minimize the incident of resident’s drinking water from the suspected water wells.
Cholera cases have over the past few years been reported in Tana North and Tana Delta sub counties.
The villages affected are Bulakodha, Bulakaratasi, Bulavango and Madogo C and on Friday, the county said it would not close eateries unless the outbreak warranted for such an action.