Kenya health authorities issue alert over cholera in capital

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Kenyan health official says the government has issued an alert over a cholera outbreak in the capital after five cases of the disease were confirmed and three other suspected cases were being investigated.

Nairobi County Health Executive Bernard Muia said Thursday the disease came from travelers from the town of Vihiga in western Kenya who were in Nairobi for a wedding.

Cholera is a fast-developing, highly contagious, water-borne illness that can cause diarrhea so severe that victims can die of dehydration in hours if they don't get treatment. The infection spreads in areas without clean drinking water and with poor sanitation.

Nairobi's county government has been criticized over sanitation, which is among the key issues raised against Gov. Evans Kidero as he seeks re-election.

Related News

National Park Service staff step up campaign against Trump

Jan 25, 2017

The National Park Service employees' Twitter campaign against President Donald Trump has spread to other parks

Adam Hadwin hangs on at Innisbrook, earns Masters spot

Mar 12, 2017

Adam Hadwin of Canada overcame a late double bogey to win the Valspar Championship for his first PGA Tour title and a trip to the Masters

Friends, foes of national monument jockey for Zinke's ear

May 10, 2017

Opponents and supporters of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah have jockeyed for position with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on his four-day visit to Utah

You may also like these

National Park Service staff step up campaign against Trump

Jan 25, 2017

The National Park Service employees' Twitter campaign against President Donald Trump has spread to other parks

Adam Hadwin hangs on at Innisbrook, earns Masters spot

Mar 12, 2017

Adam Hadwin of Canada overcame a late double bogey to win the Valspar Championship for his first PGA Tour title and a trip to the Masters

Friends, foes of national monument jockey for Zinke's ear

May 10, 2017

Opponents and supporters of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah have jockeyed for position with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on his four-day visit to Utah

About Me

To travel is to live. Unearth your next travel destination here with The Travel Trooper. We love what we do and looking forward to more #travelsquad joining us in this journey.

Contact us: sales@thetraveltrooper.com