Cases of malaria are likely to go higher in Nyamira County in July and August due to ongoing rains.
According to the department of health in the county, more cases will be reported in the first week of July to the end of the month with children likely to be most affected.
Nyamira County department of health director Dr Silas Ayunga said on Today the residents should take the necessary steps in controlling the disease among them using mosquito nets every night.
“We will be expecting long rains in July and August and that is why we are urging our residents to be keen in taking steps in fighting malaria, which is going higher in the two months, sleeping under treated mosquito nets and going for malaria tests will highly help,” Ayunga said.
Ayunga also encouraged the residents to get registered to receive the free mosquito nets that are being given by the government across the county so that they may use them in fighting malaria.
“We are talking about lives here and we should get the nets that can protect us from contracting malaria, since we have been having this problem of our people neglecting the nets but end up in hospitals as a result of malaria which would be prevented in advance,” Ayunga noted.
By Darlington Mose