Cholera outbreak risk in Nakuru County, Kenya

Due to water shortages, residents of Kaptembwo and its environs in Nakuru county are concerned that there might be a high risk of a cholera outbreak. Residents have been forced to use river water that is known to be contaminated.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers can minimize the risk of exposure to this disease. Strictly observe all food and water precautions in any area where there is cholera. If gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., vomiting and profuse watery diarrhoea) develop while visiting the affected area, travellers should seek medical care at once.