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  • Unidentified disease kills infants in Nakuru and Baringo Counties- testing rules out viral pneumonia

    Source: http://www.news24.com.ng/World/News/...nya-20160411-3

    Mysterious disease kills at least 23 babies in Kenya
    11 April 2016, 16:16

    Nakuru - A mysterious disease has claimed lives of at least 23 infants in Kenya's Nakuru and Baringo counties in the past four weeks.

    Area Senator James Mungai has since called for the intervention of the ministry of health to address the issue.

    The disease - which is exhibiting symptoms such as high fever, coughing, body weakness and sweating - was initially thought to be viral pneumonia, but tests by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) were negative.

    Mungai said at least 215 cases have so far been confirmed,...
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