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Kenya: H1N1 Virus Reported in Laikipia County

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  • Kenya: H1N1 Virus Reported in Laikipia County

    Nanyuki — The Laikipia County health officials have confirmed the presence of the H1N1 Prototype 9 Influenza virus among some patients who are being treated of severe flu.
    This is after samples taken from patients at the Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital were confirmed to have the virus.
    Health facilities in the region and the neighbouring areas have now been put on a high alert.
    Laikipia County Director of Health and Sanitation Dr Donald Moghoi said that in the last two weeks patients have been seeking services with high fever, dry cough, sore throat and general body weakness which are signs of the virus.

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    One die, 60 infected with Swine Flu in Nanyuki

    A young child has died and more than 60 people infected with Swine flu after an outbreak in Nanyuki, Laikipia.
    According to the county health Chief Officer Dr Donald Mogoim, most of the patients have been treated at Nanyuki Teaching and Referral hospital.
    “Two weeks ago, a young child died at Cottage hospital in Nanyuki town. We decided to take samples to the national public health laboratories for tests and on Tuesday two of the samples were positive for HIN1 prototype 9 virus,” Dr Mogoi said on Wednesday.