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Sunday, February 17, 2008

MANDERA CHOLERA CRISIS


The Public Health department in Mandera District has closed all eateries in Mandera Town following a cholera outbreak.


Subsequently, the workers in the establishments have been rendered jobless. The workers have asked authorities to resolve the health crisis so that they can resume their jobs. The workers’ spokesman Ibrahim Abdikarim, said yesterday that their families were facing starvation as they did not have other means of generating income. But the District Public Health Officer Abukar Abdi said the businesses would remain closed until the outbreak was controlled.

Six people have died and 125 others are admitted in the Mandera District Hospital following the disease outbreak.