Kenya’s health authorities on Thursday confirmed two new cases of cholera in the coastal town of Kwale.
County Health Executive for Kwale County Francis Gwama confirmed that two patients are hospitalized at Kinango Hospital.
“The patients are undergoing treatment and are currently on stable condition,” Gwama told Xinhua by telephone.
He said health personnel have gone to the area and put in place measures to prevent further spread.
The incidence is the first one in nearly 10 years in the area that has been free of cholera outbreak even as neighboring counties report cases of deaths and hospital admissions.
The Kwale cases came a week after three people died of the disease in neighboring Mombasa County, where 25 people tested positive to cholera and several others had diarrhea.
The latest cholera outbreak in coastal Kenya is blamed on flooding that is causing burst sewers and clean water shortages.
The ministry of health said 3,244 cases of cholera have been reported this year and 60 of them died from the epidemic. Enditem