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BREAKING NEWS: Inside Starehe Girls Centre's mysterious disease

03, Oct 2019

Students at Starehe Girls Centre in Nairobi have been sent home over a yet-to-be-determined disease at the school. The school was this morning shut indefinitely after a disease left over 50 students bedridden and quarantined. The affected girls had a high pitch cough, sneezed and had a low-grade fever. Starehe Girls, in a past statement to newsrooms, said doctors from the Integrated Disease Surveillance Response Department had collected samples which were being analysed by Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) and the Centre for Disease Control. The School's director, Sister Jane Soita said the condition was ‘minor’, noting, the test results were expected today. She added that the parents and guardians of the affected girls had been notified.