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Kenya confirms one death from influenza virus

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  • Kenya confirms one death from influenza virus

    NAIROBI, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Ministry of Health said on Monday that one person had died from severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) while three others were undergoing treatment after contracting the disease.
    The ministry of health said in a statement that samples from suspected cases analyzed at the National Public Health Laboratories confirmed the presence of influenza virus type A/H3N2.
    "The three patients who are admitted in Nairobi hospitals are responding well to treatment with one being treated as an outpatient due to mild syndromes," the ministry said.
    According to the ministry, the deceased succumbed to SARI on Friday while undergoing treatment.