REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya NAIROBI, July 19 (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in the Kenyan capital has killed four people since May and the government has shut down a three-star hotel and a popular restaurant there to control its spread, the health minister said on Wednesday.
The government had ordered the immediate testing of about half a million people in the food handling business in the next 21 days, he said.
Containing cholera in Nairobi is critical, given it is a major hub, not just in Kenya, but in the region.
Mailu said the Kenya Red Cross and UNICEF were also helping to contain the cholera, a diarrhoeal disease transmitted by infected food and water.
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