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Migori bans food hawking after cholera outbreak

12 February 2015, 10:19

Migori - The Migori County government has banned food hawking following a cholera outbreak that left at least six people dead.

The outbreak that was reported two days ago continue to wreak havoc. It is approximated that 80 people have contracted the waterborne disease.

In addition to the ban, the County government has also asked the residents to observe high levels of hygiene.

The County executive in charge of health, Elija Odhiambo has ordered health officials to conduct inspection on all hotels and restaurants.

"All schools and colleges must also raise their standards of hygiene in order to protect their students," he said.

The County government has also set up treatment units to curb the spread of the disease to Uriri, Awendo among other sub-counties.

Read Also: Cholera kills 7, 80 hospitalized in Migori

"We have formed cholera outbreak team that will be on alert 24 hours," said Odhiambo.

According to the County department of health chief oficer, Donald Jaleny, three of the victims died at Rongo sub-disctrict hospital whereas the other three died at home.

Jaleny also said the 80 infected patients are admited at Awendo and Rongo sub-district hospitals.

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