Suspected Malaria outbreak in a Kenyan school

An outbreak of Malaria has been reported at the Sacred Heart Mukumu Girls in Kakamega County, Western Kenya.
Reports indicate that 28 students were admitted to the hospital with fever and diarrhoea. Out of the 29, nine have tested positive for Malaria.
Dr. William Olaka, Kakamega County Director of Health, said samples had been taken for testing to see whether the sickness had spread to the school.
"Our preliminary investigations point to a malaria outbreak. We are still carrying out further investigations to establish what the other students could be suffering from," Dr Olaka reiterated.
Authorities are also looking into whether the students became ill due to food poisoning or contaminated water.
Dr. Olaka revealed that the students respond well to treatment and are in a stable condition.

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