Kenya: Mandera Cholera & Chikungunya Outbreak - Situation report 004

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Sitrep No. 004/June/2016
Data of issue – 6 May 2016
Time period of Sitrep: As at 2322hrs

Current situation

This situation report covers activities between Friday, 27 May and 6 June 2016, and describes the response activities by the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) and other partners.

Cholera outbreak

The cholera-affected population are still drawn from Bulla Shafshafey, Bulla Mpya, Bulla Power, Bulla Jamuhuria and Township, according to the latest line-listing (5 June 2016) by the county government.
Several multi-stakeholder consultations and meetings, both in Mandera and Nairobi, have been held to review the outbreak containment strategy and resourcing.

The total line listed cases of cholera stood at 1,213, while the reported deaths as at 5 June 2016 stood at 18 (facility reported). The county government health officials have begun the auditing of the number of deaths at the community level. This information is being collected by the KRCS volunteers and the provincial administration. A total of 92 patients were admitted at the Cholera Treatment Centers (CTCs) on 5 June 2016.

Chikungunya outbreak

The effects of the Chikungunya virus disease is slowly fizzling off among healthcare workers from the county. The real burden of the Chikungunya outbreak at the community level remains largely unknown, with the only intervention being the creation of awareness and the planned vector control.