Suspected malaria outbreak strikes 10 Baringo villages

By K24Tv Team On Fri, 23 Aug, 2019 17:46 | < 1 min read
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Malaria outbreak has his 10 villages in Tiaty Sub-County, Baringo County. In 2017, malaria killed over 20 people in the same county. PHOTO | DIAZ KIPLEL | MEDIAMAX NETWORK LTD
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    About 15 people have been admitted to Kapau Dispensary in Tiaty Constituency.

By Diaz Kiplele

Suspected malaria outbreak has hit 10 villages in Baringo County.

About 15 people have been admitted to Kapau Dispensary in Tiaty Constituency.

The Baringo County health department has deployed a team of medical officers to Tirioko Ward to contain the disease.

“We have sent six county doctors and the 15 patients are already receiving treatment,” said Baringo County Health Chief Officer Gideon Toromo.

In October 2017, malaria killed over 20 people in Tiaty Sub County, majority of them children.

Last year, another malaria outbreak hit the same sub county.

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