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Influenza Outbreak cases reported in Nakuru County

13, Apr 2016

The government has dispatched disease control experts to Nakuru County after 39 children died of influenza after developing medication resistance. Health CS Cleopa Mailu says the team will carry out a comprehensive probe to establish the real magnitude of the outbreak, its cause and the possible risk factors. According to the CS, “blood samples have been taken and sent to the cdc national influenza sentinel laboratory for further testing the disease, mainly affecting children below five years is characterized by cough, fever that does not respond to medication followed by convulsions, coma and eventually death. The government has also heightened surveillance for acute respiratory illnesses, especially those affecting children in the county. The CS has urged the public to immediately take children presenting such symptoms to the hospital as well as observe hygiene practices.

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