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Gov’t Tells WHO Kenya Is Now Recording Few Cases Of Sleeping Sickness

Post by : Hillary Musyoki

Department of Neglected Disease in the Ministry of Health now seeks a clean bill  from the WHO regarding the sleeping sickness disease in Kenya.

Dr. Wyckliff Omondi from the MOH Department of Neglected Disease says Kenya is now recording few cases of the disease.

The disease was popular in six counties, Busia, Narok, Migori, Homabay, Bungoma and Siaya but now no cases are being reported.

Dr. Omondi says they have managed to control Tse Tse flies which is the main vector spreading the disease.

Speaking in Kisumu, he said the last case of sleeping sickness in Kenya was reported last in 2009.

Dr. Omondi says the ministry will however continue to carry out check ups since some neighboring countries like Ethiopia and Tanzania are still reporting the disease.

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