Kitui County Health CEC gives Cholera outbreak status

Kitui Health CEC Dr. Winnie Kitetu has given a status of the Cholera update in the county.

Mwingi North Constituency is leading in cases of cholera outbreak in Kitui county followed by Mwingi Central and Kitui Rural.

Dr. Winnie Kitetu said that 11 people from Mwingi North have Cholera and two of them have succumbed to the disease.

“Those who have been affected are 11 in Mwingi North. 2 of them are being treated at Kyuso Hospital, 2 have been discharged and 3 men have lost their lives,” Dr. Kitetu said.

“The other place that has been affected is Mwingi Central. 1 person is in Kitui Rural. We had 6 men and 2 ladies whose samples were taken for testing, 7 were found to have cholera and one has passed on,” she added.

Dr. Winnie also revealed that most of the cases are being handled in different hospitals in the county noting that so far they have lost 4 people to the disease.

“So far we have lost 4 people to the disease and so far we have 20 people that have been affected after the outbreak of cholera in Kitui County,” Dr. Kitetu revealed.

She further called on residents to observe hygiene so as to ensure that they do not get affected by cholera noting that the County Government is doing all that it can to salvage the situation.

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