Outbreak affecting students of Nyang’ori High School in Kenya

There has been an outbreak of cholera at the Nyang’ori High School in Hamisi constituency in Kenya. On 12 July 2016, the Hamisi sub-county health department was informed of students vomiting and having diarrhoea. A team of doctors, clinical officer, and nurses was rushed to the school, with a treatment centre being set up there to deal with the cases.

92 students are quarantined at school, 5 are still at the Tigoi Health Centre receiving treatment, and 1 at critical condition was referred to the county hospital in Mbale.

The school has a problem with their water source as the Sosian Water Supply is not reliable, and is currently relying on supply from Kisumu by water bowsers. The water harvesting tanks in school are being tested for signs of pathogens.

Earlier this March, cholera cases were reported in another part of the Hamisi constituency, the Tambua ward.

References

Lungai, E., 2016. Standard Digital News. [Online]
Available at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/health/article/2000208540/cholera-outbreak-at-nyang-ori-high-school-as-98-students-seek-treatment
[Accessed 18 July 2016].

 

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