Malaria and typhoid on the increase in Matete District
Written by Joseph Amunya Otieno
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Dr.Harrison Barasa addressing residents in Matete District[PHOTO|Joseph Amunya|Westfm]
Malaria and typhoid epidemics have been reported to be on the increase in Matete District of Kakamega County.
Addressing area residents at Kabrengo, the District Medical Superintendent Officer Dr.Harrison Barasa said that the two diseases are among the constantly treated by medics at Health facilities in the area.
This he said was a result of the majority of the residents ignoring use of water life straws and nets to guard against the spread of the diseases, he revealed that survey carried out shows that only 40% of residents are correctly using life straw s and mosquito nets.
He appealed to the residents to assist the government in its efforts to fight and eradicate the diseases.
At the same time, he announced that he will mount a campaign that will ensure residents use nets and life straw gadgets correctly.
He said those who will be found not to be using them as required will have action taken against them adding that a majority of them were using nets for poultry farming and protecting their crops from predators.