Malaria outbreak kills three in Elgeyo Marakwet


Malaria outbreak kills three in Elgeyo Marakwet
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In Summary

  • Confirming the incident, area Chief Timothy Kilimo said the three – one child and two men – passed on while receiving treatment at a clinic.

Three people have succumbed to malaria at Arror area in Elgeyo Marakwet County following an outbreak of the disease.

Confirming the incident, area Chief Timothy Kilimo said the three – one child and two men – passed on while receiving treatment at a local clinic.

The administrator added that the said clinic has witnessed an increase in the number of patients with malaria-like symptoms in the recent past.

He, however, appealed to the locals not to ignore any malaria-like symptoms, further urging them to seek medical help immediately.

The death of the three comes barely a day after a student also succumbed to malaria at Iten Referral Hospital while receiving treatment.

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