Twenty patients, including seven children, are being treated at Olenguruone Sub-County Hospital in Kuresoi South, Nakuru County for illnesses they contracted after eating flesh from a dead cow thought to have been infected with East Coast disease.
The victims apparently feasted on the cadaver after a veterinary officer pointed them in its direction. The victims, who complained of diarrhoea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, suffered these symptoms.
Tragically, a 7-year-old youngster passed away after consuming soup made with the carcass’s meat. The hospital’s mortuary has received his body.
According to Olenguruone Subcounty Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Poriot Teko, “We have chosen an incidence at Olenguruone Sub-county Hospital where a lot of people were admitted with diarrhoea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, following the slaughter and consumption of a dead cow.” “One child passed away in the neighborhood and was taken to the morgue.”
Two of the 19 patients who arrived at the hospital with symptoms have received care and been released.
The 17 patients who are still being treated, including 11 adults and 6 children, are all in stable health.
In order to address the problem, the SCDSC Keringet and the Sub-county Veterinary Officer have joined forces with the Public Health Emergency Operation Centre, which has also been established.