Seven people have been confirmed dead and more than 78 admitted at various hospitals and dispensaries following an outbreak of acute diarrhoea in East Kamagambo ward, Rongo in Migori County.
The disease which has brought a lot fear among the residents living in Rongo was reported last week on Friday in which four cases were reported at East Kamagambo.
According to the Migori County Director of Health Dr. Joseph Gondi, the disease whose symptoms is a acute diarrhoea and vomit that has left seven dead is yet to be confirmed as Cholera.
Dr. Gondi said that they have taken defecate samples to KEMRI laboratory to establish the disease saying that they cannot pronounce it as Cholera outbreak.
We cannot confirm it yet since we are waiting for the results that we sent to the KEMRI laboratory to confirm our fear, says Dr. Gondi.
He said that a team of medics who are collaborating with another team from Kenya Red cross has been sent to the ground to identify the people who have shown the symptoms of the deceased so that they can be treated as soon as possible.
The Director said that among the seven deaths reported, three died in the villages without reporting the cases to the hospital and therefore they have decided to move to the ground to save affected people who may not be able to reach the hospital.
He also said that they have deployed qualified staffs at the dispensaries within the constituency to handle the cases which is being reported to be on the rise.
Meanwhile Dr. Gondi has called on the residents living in Rongo and Migori at large to take precautions by ensuring that they use safe water and food to avoid contracting the disease.
He urged the public to avoid unnecessary fear saying that they have put enough measure to curb the spread of the disease.
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