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  • Moz health authorities on maximum alert

    September 13, 2017 7:00 PM 12

    Mozambican health authorities have issued a maximum health alert for threatened cholera outbreaks in that country, Medinfo reported on Friday. It said the World Health Organisation had issued a similar warning, expecting both diarrhoeal diseases such as cholera and malaria to start increasing. Medinfo said the incidence of diarrhoeal diseases were on the increase

  • Raila Odinga: Tetanus vaccination is a mass sterilization on women

    September 11, 2017 9:02 PM 10

    Opposition chief Raila Odinga has reignited the tetanus vaccination debate, claiming it was a State-sponsored tool for mass sterilisation. Raila, in rare support for the Catholic Church which at some point opposed the vaccine, accused the Government of what he termed 'State-sponsored infertility in women'. In January 2014 and 2015, the Catholic bishops

  • Bulletin: Cholera/AWD Outbreaks in Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Update

    September 6, 2017 11:39 AM 15

    More than 100,780 cholera / AWD cases and 1496 deaths (CFR: 1.5%) have been reported in 12 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2017. These countries include: Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Uganda, Zambia and Rwanda. Somalia accounts for 76.6% of the total

  • Police canteen in Nairobi is ordered shut due to cholera fears

    September 5, 2017 8:49 AM 16

    The Nairobi city government has ordered that the traffic police headquarters food canteen be closed to contain the spread of cholera. Monday, the number of people infected with cholera rose to 92 - 87 police officers and five security guards stationed at the Multimedia University. Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu said the canteen was suspected to be the cause

  • Police canteen closed as cholera cases hit 92

    September 5, 2017 8:49 AM 21

    Five more police officers are among those hospitalised with cholera symptoms as the number of cases rose to 92 on Monday following a fresh outbreak in Nairobi. The county government closed down the Nairobi Area police canteen after 83 police officers out of 430 residing at the Multi Media University hostels in Kajiado were infected after eating at the canteen

  • Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu blames food handlers for Cholera outbreak

    September 4, 2017 11:38 AM 11

    Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu Monday visited 47 police officers who were admitted at Sinai Hospital in Kajiado County after testing positive for cholera. 92 policemen were taken ill on Saturday night when they started exhibiting cholera-like symptoms of severe abdominal pain and diarrhoea after eating contaminated food. Some patients have already

  • CS Mailu: 50 police officers admitted to hospital with cholera

    September 4, 2017 10:35 AM 22

    Health Cabinet secretary Cleopa Mailu has confirmed that a total of 5O police officers were infected by cholera and 47 are still admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital. The affected officers were residing at the Multi Media University hotel in Rongai. They are believed to have shared a meal from an outsourced caterer. The CS has also banned outside catering

  • Over 30 more police hit by cholera in Nairobi

    September 4, 2017 10:24 AM 14

    The number of police officers who have contracted Cholera in Nairobi has risen by more than 30. The city county’s Health Chief Executive Bernard Muia on Monday said 95 officers, from 59 on Sunday, had been affected by the disease after eating suspected contaminated food at Multi-Media University in Rongai. The officers from various parts of the country

  • Cholera cases in Nairobi rise to 88

    September 4, 2017 6:32 AM 13

    By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 4 – The number of people admitted to various hospitals in Nairobi after testing positive for cholera has now risen to 88. Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko stated that as at 8pm Sunday night, Sinai Hospital in Rongai had admitted 50 patients who tested positive while Nairobi Women’s Hospital had 26. Sonko indicated that those

  • 10 admitted in suspected cholera outbreak in Rongai

    September 3, 2017 10:16 AM 16

    10 police officers are hospitalised in Rongai after showing cholera symptoms. Health Officials on Sunday said the officers were part of a team that was camping at the Multimedia University. The victims started to complain of stomach pain and diarrhea before they were rushed to Sinai Hospital where they are admitted. Nairobi governor Sunday in a statement