- Title: Kenya orders tests on food workers after cholera kills four
- Date: 19th July 2017
- Summary: NAIROBI, KENYA (JULY 19, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** KENYATTA NATIONAL HOSPITAL WARD NURSES ATTENDING TO CHOLERA PATIENTS AT HOSPITAL NURSE ATTENDING TO PATIENT WHILE TAKING NOTES VARIOUS OF MEDICATION BEING ADMINISTERED TO A PATIENT VARIOUS OF NURSES ATTENDING TO PATIENTS IN CHOLERA WARD EXTERIOR OF KENYATTA NATIONAL HOSPITAL KENYAN HEALTH CABINET SECRETARY ADDRESSING MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (English) KENYA HEALTH CABINET SECRETARY, CLEOPA MAILU, SAYING: "What we are seeing is an outbreak which is widely spread. So far 381 patients have been seen, not recently but since May, since April, since the end of April. At the moment Kenyatta National Hospital has 101 patients, 67 of whom are here and have been confirmed to have cholera and of course we won't go into details of what type of cholera because it seems like one strain of cholera which is affecting all these patients." HEALTH OFFICIALS AT HOSPITAL LISTENING TO NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (English) KENYA HEALTH CABINET SECRETARY, CLEOPA MAILU, SAYING: "We have so far closed two hotels, Jacaranda and Valencia and we shall continue to do so if there is evidence that there is risk to the public." VARIOUS OF EXTERIOR OF JACARANDA HOTEL JACARANDA HOTEL RECEPTION AREA CARS DRIVING IN AND OUT OF JACARANDA HOTEL
- Embargoed: 2nd August 2017 14:24
- Keywords: Kenya health medicine cholera disease outbreak hospital UNICEF Red Cross cholera hotels
- Location: NAIROBI, KENYA
- City: NAIROBI, KENYA
- Country: Kenya
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Reuters ID: LVA0016QDW4LJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Kenya's government has ordered the immediate testing of about half a million people in the food handling business in the next 21 days after four people were confirmed on Wednesday (July 19) to have died from the disease in the capital since May.
A hotel and a popular restaurant in Nairobi have been shut down to control the spread of the disease.
At least 79 people with confirmed cases of cholera have received treatment in various Nairobi hospitals, and authorities are setting up 10 more treatment centres to cope with the outbreak, Cleopa Mailu, Health Cabinet Secretary said on Wednesday (July 19).
Local authorities in Nairobi have been ordered to repair all broken sewer lines and ensure all water vendors and their water sources are certified.
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