All necessary measures to contain the deadly diarrhea disease which has claimed the life of one person and left six others admitted at the Moyale sub-county level four hospital have been put in place.
According to the Moyale Sub-County Public health officer (PHO) Roba Golicha, the disease was yet to be clearly established and determined whether it was normal diarrhea or cholera.
He said after they conducted some investigations, they noted that the deceased together with those admitted in the hospital had gone across to the neighbouring country of Ethiopia where they had a gathering, feasted and when they got back, they started to vomit and diarrhea.
“We are appealing to any one showing any signs or symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting to come up and report to the nearest government health facility for testing and management of the disease because it kills very fast,” Roba appealed to the residents
The medic has however cautioned area residents to desist from eating hawked foods especially coffee which was mostly peddled by Ethiopians and sold along the roads.
He also stressed on the need for the residents to use latrines, observe high standards of hygiene by washing their hands after visiting the toilets and before eating and ensure they boiled or treated water before drinking.
“We have enough chlorine tablets to treat water which can be acquired at the sub-county public health office during the normal working hours and people should take seriously even though the situation has since been managed,” he said.
Yesterday, a team of public health officials went around Moyale town and the outskirts to all eatery places inspecting and directing on how to maintain high standards of hygiene.
By Gatana Muchira