Case Study: Anthrax in Kenya

On August 15, 2019, in Narok—a town in the southwestern part of Kenya along the Great Rift Valley near the Maasai Mara National Reserve—a Red Cross volunteer received some disturbing news. A community member shared that a local young herder and two students had eaten meat from a dead cow and were now sick. When they arrived at the nearest health facility, all three were diagnosed with anthrax. 

This Case Study outlines how the Kenya Red Cross Society responded and how community-based surveillance was critical to limiting the further spread of the disease.

You can read an interactive version of this Case Study on the Prevent Epidemics website, produced by the Resolve to Save Lives Initiative, here