Corporate Traveller

Cholera outbreak in Nairobi

Travellers to Kenya have been warned to exercise extreme caution amid a cholera outbreak in the country's capital, Nairobi.

According to reports, 381 cases of cholera have been reported thus far in the country, of which 4 have been fatal.

All travellers to Kenya are advised to take measures such as not drinking water from public sources, not using ice in drinks, eating only cooked food and avoiding foods like salads, which are often washed under tap water which could be contaminated.

Travellers are also reminded to obtain their yellow fever vaccination before departure.

The Kenyan Ministry of Health  will be undertaking to inspect all hotels and eateries in order to carry out urgent medical examinations of food handling in an effort to prevent the further spread of cholera in the capital. Officials have also banned the outsourcing of food by hotels and other meeting venues from unlicensed or un-inspected premises or individual suppliers who have not met new health requirements.