Kenya: Elgeyo-Marakwet Battles Malaria Outbreak That Has Killed One

[Nation] One person has died while 135 others have been treated for Malaria in Elgeyo-Marakwet in the last one week as the disease spreads amidst the lack of drugs in the county.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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