Hospital reports a jump in cholera cases in Kenyan capital

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The Kenyan capital of Nairobi has experienced a jump in cholera cases, one of the city’s top hospitals has announced, adding that eight of its own staff had been infected by the disease. “There is an upsurge of cholera cases in the county of Nairobi. We have had several cases admitted in our hospital. Unfortunately we had 8 staff affected,” The Nairobi Hospital, which is private, is quoted in a Polity report as saying.

The statement gave no figures for how many cases the hospital now suspected there were in the city.

The hospital, which has some of the most advanced facilities in the city, said it had put in “all precautionary measures”.

The report says there was no immediate comment from the Kenya Health Ministry and local government officials. At least four people were killed and dozens more treated when another outbreak of the disease hit the city in 2017, causing authorities to shut down some restaurants.

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