90 Upper Hill students rushed to hospital after cholera outbreak

1 Min Read

At least 90 students from the Upper Hill School were rushed to hospital for treatment after they began vomiting and complaining of stomach pains.

A multi-agency team comprised of all stakeholders that swung into action to conduct a sanitation inspection concluded that the students may have contracted cholera.

According to reports the students began vomiting and complaining of stomach upsets after eating rice, beans, and beef on Friday.

 Out of the 90 students suspected to have contracted cholera, 60 were treated and discharged from the Mbagathi Hospital . 

- Advertisement -

13 others are being treated at the South B Hospital, while three others are receiving medical care at the Savannah Hospital. 

According to the Nairobi County government, the outbreak of cholera at the school may have been exacerbated by water scarcity in the capital.

Ministry of Health data shows that Nairobi has recorded over 500 cholera cases since October 2022, with 85 fatalities.

Kindly leave a comment

Share this Article
Leave a comment