Cholera red alert issued in Kajiado after two cases reported
Two cases of cholera have been reported in Loitokitok Sub County, prompting medical professionals in Kajiado County to issue a red alert.
The mother and her daughter were traveling from Nairobi to Loitokitok when they became ill and are now recovering at Loitokitok Sub County Hospital.
They were rushed to the facility on time.
Before traveling to Loitokitok, the two had stopped in Kimana Town to meet up with friends.
Alex Kilowua, the Kajiado County CECM for Public Health and Medical Services, said that the two patients are being closely monitored by doctors and are in a stable condition.
He added that the county is on high alert, particularly in the metropolitan area, which includes the towns of Ngong, Kiserian, Ongata Rongai, and Kitengela, as a result of neighboring Machakos and Kiambu counties reporting an outbreak of cholera.
Kajiado South MP Samuel Parashina advised residents to exercise caution and inform the local authorities and churches of the outbreak in order to stop it from spreading further.
Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium that causes cholera, causes severe, watery diarrhea and vomiting that, if untreated, can result in death within hours from dehydration or loss of salts and water from the body.