The Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaign has begun.
The Kenyan Ministry of Health is starting the first-ever Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaign to stop the spread of cholera. The event will take place on Saturday in Madogo, Tana River County. Health CS Susan Wafula is likely to be in charge. The Ministry of Health is making these preparations in an attempt to curb the disease’s spread as quickly as possible.
Measures Have Been Taken to Prevent the Further Spread
The Ministry of Health has taken a number of actions to stem the spread of cholera in collaboration with line ministries, the afflicted counties, and other health partners. Some of these actions include providing WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) supplies, purifying the water in houses, and dispersing cholera materials to aid in patient treatment.
The Current State of the Cholera Epidemic
At least 14 counties, such as Nairobi, Kiambu, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Kajiado, Murang’a, Machakos, Garissa, Meru, Nyeri, Wajir, Tana River, Kitui, and Homa Bay, have been affected by the cholera outbreak. There have been at least 72 deaths and 4,173 cases reported. Five counties have stopped the spread of the disease, but nine still have cases going on.
Health DG Patrick Amoth remarked that the instances are decreasing and that he is sure that the problem would be under control shortly with the help of partners. The outbreak has been stopped in Kajiado, Murang’a, Nyeri, and Uasin Gishu.
Cholera is a severe, short-term illness that is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholera and is marked by a lot of watery diarrhea. It can make you very dehydrated and even kill you if you don’t get immediate assistance.
Finally, the Kenyan Ministry of Health is working to contain the cholera epidemic and avoid more cases. The initiation of the Oral Cholera immunization program is an important step toward attaining this aim and safeguarding the safety of Kenyans.