At least 47 guests at the Weston Hotel in Nairobi have tested positive for cholera, according to a Kenya’s The Nation report.

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Attendees of a science conference entitled, “The Kenya International Scientific Lung Health Conference” are affected, according to conference organizer, Dr George Nyale.

Dr Nyale said contingencies are available to include on-site testing and stand-by ambulance.

The conference ends Friday.

Cholera is an acute diarrheal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Most of those infected will have no or mild symptoms but, in severe cases, the disease can kill within hours if left untreated.