One person dies of Cholera in Siaya county,four others hospitalized

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BY CORRESPONDENT,SIAYA.6TH JAN,2017-One person has died while four others are admitted in hospitals following cholera outbreak in Alego Usonga, Siaya County. The 87-year-old died in Pala village.
confirming the incident County director of Health, Samuel Omondi said the first case was reported on December 31st last year.
Medical officers Friday confirmed the outbreak but said they were managing the situation. “Of the other five cases one has tested positive for cholera while the other four tested negative.
The villages affected include Ralak, Una, Komenya Kalaka and Usula villages in North, South East and West Alego,” said Dr Omondi.
He added that  they are currently trying to contain the outbreak through the community health volunteers who are educating residents on proper hygiene standards and distributing water treatment chemicals.
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