Homa Bay County records eight cases of Cholera

Tents erected at the Homa Bay County Teaching and Referral Hospital to manage Cholera patients. [James Omoro, Standard]

Eight cases of Cholera have been confirmed in Homa Bay County.

Health CEC Roselyn Omollo said on Monday, January 9 that three of the patients are still under admission at the Homa Bay County Teaching and Referral Hospital, while five, who are members of one family, were treated and discharged.

Omollo said the first case of Cholera was reported in Marindi last Thursday.

The Health CEC communicated the Cholera alert to the County Director for Health Services.

Omollo urged members of the public exhibiting diarrhoea and vomiting symptoms to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Cholera is a bacterial disease usually spread by ingesting contaminated food or water. It causes severe diarrhoea and dehydration.

The disease is fatal if not treated urgently. Treatment includes rehydration, IV fluids and antibiotics.