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September 23, 2017

Two cops hospitalised with suspected cholera in Makueni

A file photo of a nurse attending to a cholera patient in Coast General Hospital. /ANDREW KASUKU
A file photo of a nurse attending to a cholera patient in Coast General Hospital. /ANDREW KASUKU

Two police officers in Makueni county have been hospitalised with cholera symptoms, health CEC Andrew Mulwa has said.

Mulwa also confirmed one case of cholera, saying the victim was hospitalised at a private in Wote town then discharged on Friday.

"We are waiting for the results for the two cases of the police officers to ascertain whether they have been infected with cholera," he told journalists.

He said samples have been taken to Nairobi for confirmation.

Mulwa assured that necessary precautions have been taken to curb the spread of the disease.

"We have instructed our officers to inspect all facilities handling food stuffs, examine their health status and also issue them with health certificates." the Health official said.

He said residents have been put on high alert as health officials visit public places to ensure safety and cleanliness is maintained.

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