Health CS rules out Cholera in Mukumu Girls health scare

Health CS Nakhumicha [Photo: Twitter – MOH)

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has ruled out a possible Cholera Outbreak at Mukumu Girls High School.

According to Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Susan Nakhumicha, patient samples tested at the Kenya Medical Research Institute labs in Kisumu, tested positive for Amoeba and typhoid. 

She said 108 cases of gastroenteritis were recorded leading to two deaths.

68 of the patients were managed as outpatients while 40 were admitted.

“We have taken more samples of food and water to the Government Chemist in Kisumu and to the National Public Health laboratories in Nairobi for further investigation,” she added.

Nakhumicha also said that a government multi agency team, will treat all water sources and improve sanitation facilities in all schools.

“The team will work with a multi-agency team from both national and county government,” she added.

Further, the Health Official also ruled out suspicion of Marburg virus infection from both Mukumu Girls high school and Butere Boys High.

Both schools were earlier this week closed indefinitely, following cases of stomach problems.

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