Diarrhoea claim lives of three people in Meru,over 20 others hospitalized

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BY CORRESPONDENT,MERU,29TH DEC 2017-Meru county has been hard hit by  diarrhoea and vomiting outbreak that has so far  claimed three lives .A man died on Wednesday while  two more patients died while undergoing treatment at the Meru Level Five Hospital.

 Lairang’i village  is the most affected with more  than 25 people already   admitted to hospital.

A man and a woman passed on Thursday.

 

Acting Health Chief Officer Dr Kanana Kimonye confirmed that two people died of diarrhoea and vomiting complications while receiving treatment.

WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE was able to reach to some affected residents on what could have been the cause with majority blaming county health department of being slow to respond to the outbreak escalating fears of Cholera.

Officer in charge Ruiri Catholic Mission hosipta  David Samusi has confirmed that 16 patient are receiving treatment  at the facility with   the first patient having been received on December 19 .

Untreated Water

Relatives of the victims Say  the outbreak was a result of contamination from untreated water sources.

 

The only source of water for Residents from a stream flowing from a borehole in neighbouring Buuri Sub County.

Meru County health executive Eunice Kobia refuted claims that there is an outbreak of Cholera.

She maintained that only one person had died of amoebic dysentery.

She urged the residents not to worry as health personnel and public health officers have been dispatched to the affected areas.

 

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