Kenya’s Nairobi County issues cholera alert
19 May, 2017
Kenya’s Nairobi County yesterday issued an alert over possible cholera outbreak across the city of Nairobi after five cases were confirmed. The Nairobi County Health Executive, Bernard Muia, said the patients contracted the fatal water-borne pathogen from their kin.
Mr Muia said three unconfirmed deaths at a residential estate in Nairobi had also been reported, but are still under investigation. He said health workers had launched surveillance across the city to ensure new cases were detected early and treating household water supply and wells with chlorine.