Kisumu County moves to contain Anthrax fears

Kisumu County has started a mass vaccination of livestock following the death of a resident over anthrax.

County Executive in charge of Agriculture Gilchrist Okuom ordered vaccination in the affected area and its environs.

Public Health officials said they had contained the disease in Kisumu East, where one person was confirmed dead.

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County Public Health Officer and Disease and Surveillance Co-ordinator Elly Nyambok said seven people were undergoing treatment.

“We have also disinfected the affected areas around Ragumo village in Kisumu East,” he said.

 More than 40 people from Nyalunya village have undergone a check up following the outbreak.

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