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Death toll from Rift Valley Fever rises to six - 8 months ago, 13 June 17:09

By: Rhoda Odhiambo @o ...

The death toll from case of Rift Valley Fever in Wajir has risen to six after one more person died while receiving treatment.

At least 10 cases have been confirmed within the area.

The first case was reported on June 4 after two relatives were referred to a local hospital with high fever and bleeding from the mouth.

One of the patients died the same day of their admission, as situation that has seen the government create a task force in order to reduce new incidences and prevent more deaths.

The team comprises of members from both the national and county government.

Obadiah Njagi, director of veterinary services, warned locals against handling meat that has not been inspected.

"To aid in early detection and response, in the event of an outbreak, all reports of sudden deaths and abortions of livestock should be reported to the nearest veterinary office or any other office," Njagi ...
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