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Cholera Outbreak Linked to Chinese Monkey Reported in Nanyuki Kenya

The Ministry of ICT in Kenya has officially acknowledged a cholera outbreak in Nanyuki, Laikipia County, with a concerning twist tied to a strain commonly found in monkeys in China.

In a statement released on Friday by the Directorate of Public Communications, it was revealed that a surge in diarrhoea cases occurred within the British Army camp in Nanyuki.

“The British Army in Kenya has confirmed a severe diarrhoea outbreak. A unique parasite sub-type linked to farmed monkeys in China has been identified,” stated the Directorate in the communication obtained by Citizen Digital.

The public was urged to stay vigilant, maintain proper hygiene practices, and promptly seek medical attention if symptomatic.

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Cholera, as per the World Health Organization, is a highly contagious illness typically spread through the consumption of contaminated food or water.

It manifests as severe acute watery diarrhoea, with severe cases capable of causing death within hours if untreated.

“While most individuals with symptoms experience mild to moderate effects, a minority may suffer from acute watery diarrhoea accompanied by severe dehydration, potentially leading to fatal outcomes if not addressed promptly,” states WHO’s website.

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Ken Maasai

Ken Wakuraya is a seasoned Journalist with official accreditation from the Media Council of Kenya, possessing extensive expertise in covering political, Entertainment, and Human interest stories.

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