According to a report today on AllAfrica.com, cholera has claimed the lives of six people in Kenya's Mandera district. During the past week, 130 people have sought treatment for cholera in the district, and 60 have been hospitalized.
The public health officer for Mandera town has ordered 25 food kiosks closed due to poor hygiene. According to him, the outbreak could also be due to contaminated water in the Dawa River that flows nearby.
An unnamed source has said that the Mandera hospital has asked for additional supplies of drugs to treat the cholera patients.