In a follow-up on the Rift Valley Fever (RVF) outbreak in Kenya, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports as of Feb. 4, 2021, there are a 32 total cases reported, of which 14 are confirmed and 11 deaths.

RVF in humans has been reported in Isiolo and Mandera counties and in animals in Isiolo, Mandera, Murang’a and Garissa counties.

The first case of suspected RVF was reported in late November 2020 following a sudden death of an adult male who was a herder. This was a case from Sericho ward in Garbatulla subcounty, Isiolo county.

Other deaths with symptoms such as fevers, joint pains, headache and general malaise were also reported in Gafarsa and Erisaboru locations within Garbatulla subcounty as well as Korbesa in Merti subcounty.

A confirmed case of RVF in Madera county reported end of December has since died; he was involved in the slaughter of four sick camels. All the affected cases were males age ranging from 13 to 70 years.