Cholera outbreak chokes Kenya’s capital


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The County Government of Nairobi has confirmed that 33 cases of suspected cholera have been reported from Wednesday, July 12 Trade Expo at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).

According to the County Government Health Executive, Dr. Bernard Muia, 33 patients are admitted in various hospitals in Nairobi and doctors are expected to release final results on the suspected cholera on Wednesday.

Speaking to the media on Saturday, Dr. Muia further indicated that so far 336 cases of suspected cholera have been reported over the last two months.

“Those admitted are recovering well, we have no fatalities and according to the latest report they are doing well,” said Muia.

Speaking at City Hall, Dr. Muia further banned open air cooking in the city to prevent an outbreak of cholera in Nairobi adding that stringent measures will be enforced to ensure outside caterers adhere to health standards.

“Those sources of food particularly the outsourced food should not serve that food to any event until the cooking of that food has been checked by a public health officer and given a go ahead,” siad Muia.

National Treasury Cabinet Secretary, Henry Rotich, and his Industrialization counterpart, Adan Mohammed, are among those who exhibited cholera symptoms after attending the KICC Trade Fair and are under medication.

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