7 deaths from Cholera in Mutomo District of Kenya

News about: Kenya

Date: Wed 7 Oct 2009
Source: Daily Nation [edited]

The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Mutomo District has risen to 7, with more infections being recorded every day. The 7 died at Mutomo Mission Hospital where they were being treated. The deaths came as health authorities disclosed that 1134 people had been diagnosed with the disease in the district.

Since 29 Sep 2009, Medecins Sans Frontieres, working with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation have treated 47 people in El Molo and 157 in Loyangalani for the disease. [Byline: Kitavi Mutua, Kibiwott Koross and Cynthia Vukets]
[The areas mentioned are in the Eastern province which can be found on a map at:
<http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/map/profile/kenya.pdf>. - ProMed Mod.LL]

Source: ProMed Newsgroup Date: 10-Oct-2009 11:28:23