Cholera outbreak spreads in Kenya

The cholera outbreak that started at the end of December in Nairobi has spread to 11 out of 47 counties in Kenya. In the past week, 326 new cases and 6 new deaths were reported from the affected areas. Overall, there have been 65 deaths, with at least 3,234 cases. Nakuru and Nairobi are the most affected counties.

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Advice For Travellers

All travellers to any area where cholera has been reported can reduce the risk of exposure to this infection by strictly observing all food and water precautions. If gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., vomiting and profuse watery diarrhoea) develop while visiting the affected area, travellers should seek medical care at once.

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