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Event: EP Epidemic
Number: 2021-000047
Country: KEN Kenya
Location: Mombasa and Lamu
Date (YMD): 2021-4-28
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Information Source:Kenya Red Cross Society
Comments: According to the county department of health in Mombasa the first dengue cases were reported in early March 2021 with 24 cases testing positive out of 47 (51% positivity rate). In April another 305 cases tested positive out of 315 (97% positivity rate). The adjacent Lamu county, has also reported a total of 224 positive cases from different health facilities where 59 are children under 5 years old. Cumulatively, 529 cases have been reported within the past 2 months of March and April. No deaths have been reported so far within the two counties.
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