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Malaria kills three in Elgeyo Marakwet county

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BY CORRESPONDENT, ELGEYO MARAKWET,21ST JAN,2020-Three people have been confirmed dead following an outbreak of Malaria  at Arror area in Elgeyo Marakwet County .

Confirming the incident, area Chief Timothy Kilimo said the three – one child and two men – passed on while receiving treatment at a local clinic.

The administrator added that the said clinic has witnessed an increase in the number of patients with malaria-like symptoms in the recent past.

He, however, appealed to the locals not to ignore any malaria-like symptoms, further urging them to seek medical help immediately.

The deaths come just a day after a student also succumbed to malaria at Iten Referral Hospital while receiving treatment.Two others were still admitted with hospital management saying they were responding well to medication.

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