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Feb 15, 2015

04:21:18 GMT--Biological Hazard - Africa - Kenya



EDIS Number: BH-20150211-46946-KEN

Date / time: 11/02/2015 04:16:12 [UTC]

Event: Biological Hazard

Area: Africa

Country: Kenya

State/County: Nyanza Province

Location: [Migori County]

Number of Deads: 7 person(s)

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: 80 person(s)

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A



Description:



A suspected cholera outbreak in Western Kenya has left at least seven people dead and 80 others in critical condition. Migori county health director Joseph Gondi said three victims died at a sub-district hospital and another four are at their homes while waiting to be taken to hospital. "We have taken vomit and faecal samples to the Kenya Medical Research Institute laboratory for confirmation before we pronounce the situation a cholera outbreak," Gondi told journalists in Migori. Similar cases have been received from various regions in the county and health workers have been mobilised to help contain the situation which was detected in the last 24 hours. Health experts warned that the outbreak is likely to continue spreading due to lack of safe drinking water in the area. - Bernama, February 11, 2015




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