Kenya issues cholera outbreak alert

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File Photo: Cholera patients
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Kenya’s Nairobi County on Thursday issued an alert over possible cholera outbreak across the city of Nairobi after five cases were confirmed.

The Nairobi County Health Executive, Bernard Muia, said the patients contracted the fatal water-borne pathogen from their kin.

“They had travelled from Western Kenya on Saturday to attend a wedding in Karen, an affluent suburb of Nairobi.

Muia said three unconfirmed deaths at a residential estate in Nairobi had also been reported but are under investigation.

He said that the victims were suspected to have travelled to visit relatives in Komorock residential estate after the wedding.

“There is a cholera outbreak in Nairobi and the victims are receiving care at the Nairobi hospital.

“They are in stable condition. So far we have five cases which have been…

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