Cholera outbreak hits Nairobi again

cholera outbreak in Nairobi

Those travelling to Kenya must proceed with extreme caution due to a recent cholera outbreak in the country's capital, Nairobi.

According to reports, 381 cases of cholera have been reported thus far in the country, of which 4 have been fatal.

If you’re planning a trip to Kenya, don’t drink water from public sources, don’t use ice in drinks, eat only cooked food and avoid foods like salads, which are often washed under tap water which could be contaminated.

Remember to get your yellow fever vaccination before departure.

The Kenyan Ministry of Health is will be inspecting all hotels and eateries and conduct urgent medical examinations of food handling in to try prevent cholera from spreading. Officials have also banned the outsourcing of food by hotels and other meeting venues from unlicensed or premises not yet inspected or suppliers who don’t meet the new health requirements.

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