Four people have died from malaria while hundreds are hospitalised in Garba-Tula District.
The illness, associated with the El-Nino weather phenomena, hit Kinna Division, Duse, Kinna Township, Rapsu and Gubba Dida, which is the most affected. The deceased include two children, below 10 years.
The County Health Executive Aisha Abdi on Tuesday dispatched public health officials to the division to carry out an awareness campaign to prevent further surge of the vector borne disease.
The officials led by County director of Public Health Guracha Sarite, Surveillance Coordinator Ali Badha and Garba Tula Public Health Officer Boru Galgalo, visited the affected centres.
Mosquito nets were donated to hundreds of families in conjunction with Population Service International-Kenya (PCI-Kenya) Unicef, USaid and Kenya Red Cross.
Yesterday, Mr Sarite said the four died in the last one week with the latest death of a seven-year-old boy recorded last Sunday.
''Those who died include children under 10 years and two middle aged women. The deaths occurred at Kinna Township,'' said Sarite.
More than 200 people have been diagnosed with malaria in five dispensaries.
Statistics provided by Mr Galgalo showed that an average of 10 people were diagnosed with malaria before the onset of the El-Nino rainfall.