World Bulletin / News Desk
The officers were part of a larger group of 430 deployed in the capital Nairobi to provide security for the landmark Supreme Court ruling on Friday nullifying the recent presidential elections.
Speaking to reporters, Kenya’s Health Minister Cleopa Mailu blamed unhygienic food handlers, saying that the country has witnessed an upsurge of cholera cases in the past few months.
“Most of the patients are now stable, and we will crack down on unhygienic food handlers to minimize cholera cases,” Mailu said, adding that much needs to be done, especially during the country’s current rainy season.
“This is a matter which we are seeing is resurging rather than receding and because of this, we have to enforce food testing and hygienic preparations for food handlers.”
Over the weekend, over 40 police officers were admitted to hospitals after showing cholera-like symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and dehydration.
This May, at least 60 people in the Kenyan capital contracted cholera, which claimed three lives.
More than 100,000 people -- half of them children -- die every year due to waterborne diseases, experts say
Located in the bustling Adjame quarter of Ivory Coast's main city and commercial hub, the haven for fake medicine has been targeted time and again by authorities and stockpiles burnt.
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Association for Prevention of Drug Abuse head says close to more than 2.5 million children are drug addicts in Bangladesh
King penguins are certainly accustomed to chilly weather, more so than species like the Humboldt that prefer somewhat warmer climes, said zoo curator Malu Celli.
Some eight million children and teenagers across the Southeast Asian nation will receive the shot to prevent further spread of the disease which is caused by a bacterial infection.
Two players vomited on the pitch, and play had to be halted briefly.
French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced Wednesday that its world-first dengue vaccine could lead to more severe symptoms for people who had not previously been infected.
Doctors Worldwide Turkey says it has performed 3,000 cataract surgeries in Horn of Africa country
Over 40,000 cases of cholera seen in Democratic Republic of Congo since July, says Health Ministry
Decked out in red to signify their "Stop Coal" campaign, the protesters chanted and beat drums as they snaked through the former West Germany capital toward the UN centre that will host the 12-day, 196-nation talks, tasked with implementing the landmark Paris Agreement.
The Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, the UN weather agency's annual flagship report, tracks the continent of dangerous gasses in atmosphere in the post-industrial era (since 1750).
£10 ($13) tax introduced to cut British capital's poor air-pollution records
Despite all-out efforts to give the Chinese Communist Party blue skies for its twice-a-decade congress, Beijing's notorious smog has cloaked the mega-city in its trademark toxic haze.
Equipment donation to children's oncology institute is first project of state-run aid agency TIKA in Brazil