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Migori confirms cholera outbreak in Kuria region

The County of Migori has confirmed a cholera outbreak in the Kuria region that has seen three patients admitted at Kehancha Sub County a fortnight ago.

Migori Deputy Governor Dr. Joseph Mahiri said that the outbreak has been confirmed as a spill over effect from the Tarime district in neighboring Tanzania where the disease outbreak has lasted for a month.

He acknowledged that already containment measures have been put in place to contain the situation and reduce the risk of spreading to other areas within Kuria and Migori.

Mahiri however, affirmed that the cross-border transmission cannot be stopped saying that drastic measures including the dispatching of drugs at Kehancha Sub County Hospital have already been taken to ensure they contain the situation.

According to the County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Health, Julius Nyerere, two of the three hospitalized have already been discharged.

The official has urged the county residents to continue observing the COVID-19 measures to help reduce the risk of contradicting the disease.

In August last year, more than 40 people were diagnosed with Cholera which claimed the lives of four people in the county.

By Geoffrey Makokha

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