Health authorities in Kisumu have issued a cholera outbreak alert after five people were diagnosed with the disease.
Kisumu Health CEC Dr. Gregory Ganda revealed that the outbreak is currently at Nyalenda A and B wards.
We have urged the residents to be on high alert and take the necessary precautionary so that the outbreak can be contained as soon as possibleDr. Ganda
“Five cases have been confirmed, we are closely following and investigating suspected diarrhoea cases in Kanyakwar, Kachok, Capital, Mamboleo, Libote, and Kapuothe,” read the press statement in part.
“We have urged the residents to be on high alert and take the necessary precautionary so that the outbreak can be contained as soon as possible,” furthered Ganda.
He said the measures that the county will take include a crackdown on food vendors who do not comply with the hygiene guidelines.
Cholera is an acute infection caused by ingestion of food or water and is an extremely virulent disease that affects both children and adults and can kill within hours.
Following the outbreak, the department has directed all county and sub-county health management teams to immediately notify all health workers of the cholera outbreak alert.