Two die after mysterious disease breaks out in Meru
Two people have died and over ten others admitted at the Maua Methodist Hospital following the outbreak of an unknown disease in Maua, Meru County.
The victims suffered acute diarrhoe, dehydration and vomiting, symptoms highly associated with cholera.
The victims, who are residents of the Kiguru, Nkiene, and Antubangai villages, said they started experiencing stomach aches and pain forcing them to seek medical attention from the nearby health facilities.
According to Josphat Mugambi, one of the villagers who helped take the victims to hospital Sunday night, the two who died were had not received any treatment.
Mugambi says that the victims may have consumed something poisonous such as water or food.
He called on the Meru County Executive Committee Member for Health Dr. William Muraa to intervene and help those in hospital received treatment.
“We took our people to hospital but up to now they have not received any medication. We are pleading with the government to help us. So far, two people have died and over ten others are in hospital,” he said.
Speaking to Muuga FM on phone, Dr. Michael Kariuki, a doctor incharge at Igembe Sub-County Hospital said that they had received the report and preliminary investigations showed that the disease was not cholera.
He said that investigations are in advanced stages.
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