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Fears of cholera outbreak in Eastlands as five patients admitted

Nairobi county government has issued an alert over a possible cholera outbreak in Eastlands after five patients were admitted at Mama Lucy Hospital bearing symptoms of the disease.

The county government has dispatched a disease surveillance team to Embakasi and Pipeline to ascertain the situation.

According to Mama Lucy Hospital’s Medical Superintendent Musa Mohammed, the hospital has been receiving patients from Donholm, Kayole, and Pipeline area who have been complaining of diarrhea.

Stool samples from the five patients have been sent to the laboratory for analysis as they remain closely monitored.

“We have taken their stools to our laboratories for test and I will be able to establish the real condition and exactly what they are suffering from ones the results are out” Musa stated.

Last year, five people died from cholera in Embakasi village after eating contaminated food.