119 Infected After Mombasa Dengue Fever Outbreak

A dengue fever outbreak has left more than 100 people infected in Kenya. The disease has spread to all six sub counties in the county.

Kisauni recorded the highest number of cases at 37, followed by Mvita at 25.

Both Changamwe and Likoni recorded 21 cases respectively.

The cases were confirmed after Rapid Diagnostic test kits done at Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa, Al Farouk ,Jocham and Seyyid Fatima hospitals.

“This is to notify you that there is a dengue fever outbreak in Mombasa County and we therefore need to respond effectively and in a coordinated approach to contain the outbreak,”Shikelly said.

Last week, county officials warned of an outbreak of water and vector borne disease as a result of the long rains.

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