A new case of cholera has been recorded in the county, raising the total number of cases in the past two months to five. As a result, Nakuru’s health authorities are on high alert. The most recent incident in the Bahati sub-Dundori county’s district was recorded on December 29.
Rapid response teams have been sent, according to a statement released by the county health department of health on Thursday evening. The teams are expected to address the crisis, which has so far touched the subcounties of Naivasha and Bahati.
“A total of five cases—one of which was a brand-new case from Dundori in the Bahati sub-county—had been reported as of December 29. Two sub-counties — Naivasha and Bahati — have been affected since the outbreak started in October “Read a portion of the department’s statement.
“To combat any potential full-blown illness outbreak, our staff are on high alert. There are currently 28 contacts recorded, 11 of which have only recently been discovered “Continue reading the sentence.
Seven counties throughout the nation, including Nakuru County, have recorded cholera cases in the previous two months.
Kiambu, Nairobi, Murang’a, Kajiado, Machakos, Garissa, Meru, Nyeri, Wajir, and Uasin Gishu are some additional cities.
The rapid reaction team’s health department was able to take action quickly and contain the sickness.
In Naivasha Sub-county, the first four cases were reported.
A 45-year-old male from Karai in Naivasha East and a 50-year-old woman from the Viwandani ward were involved. On October 8, the two went to a wedding in Limuru Kiambu County. A few hours later, they started to show signs and symptoms of cholera.
Before they were later discovered to have cholera, the two received treatment for what was thought to be food poisoning at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital and Aga Khan Hospital in Naivasha town. The county has implemented a number of strategies to slow the spread of cholera in the vulnerable areas in order to prevent a full-blown outbreak.
Active case search and contact tracing, clinical case management, and heightened monitoring with all healthcare professionals and community health volunteers on high alert are a few of the approaches.
Jacqueline Osoro, the health executive for Nakuru County, has since asked the populace to exercise caution as they celebrate the holiday season and ring in the new year.
“Travel and socializing are both more prevalent throughout the holiday season. I thus urge locals to abide by personal responsibility standards for public social gatherings including frequent hand washing “the health executive added.
The intestines become infected with the Vibrio cholerae bacteria, which results in the acute diarrheal sickness known as cholera. Early infection symptoms include vomiting, rapid heartbeat, loss of skin elasticity, dry mucous membranes, low blood pressure, thirst, cramping in the muscles, and agitation or restlessness. Although the infection is mostly minor or symptomless, it can occasionally be serious and life-threatening.