Eight students from Daystar University have been admitted to hospital suffering from cholera. The institution’s administration has confirmed the matter. The affected students are from  the university’s main campus in Athi River, Machakos County.

Three weeks ago,Health CS Mailu ordered all food handlers to undergo fresh cholera testing in bid to stem infections, after 92 police offices contracted the disease.

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He directed all catering and water supply institutions to adhere to the Public Health Act.

“The practices of the people handling food is what spreads of cholera further… the outbreak has nothing to do with the nurses strike,”

The Health ministry has urged the public to be wary of outsourced food, be vigilant when travelling and observe basic hygienic practices such as washing hands before meals and after visiting the toilet in their localities.

Courtesy of Standard Media.