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Kenya: 2022 Seasonal Flu

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    Week 35: 22 - 28 August 2022
    Data as reported by: 17:00; 28 August 2022


    All events currently being monitored by WHO AFRO

    Kenya Influenza A (H1N1) Ungraded

    Date notified to WCO
    Start of reporting period 19-Jul-2022
    End of reporting period 25-Aug-22

    Total cases 175
    Cases Confirmed 5
    Deaths 1
    CFR 0.6%

    An outbreak of influenza A (H1N1) has been reported in Gilgil sub county in Nakuru County. A total of 175 cases with five 5 confirmed and one death (CFR 0.6%) have been reported from 19 Jul to 25 Aug 2022. A total of 28 new cases were reported in week 33 (ending 25 August 2022).

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    Kenya: 2022 Seasonal Flu


    Doctors call for caution after Swine Flu scare in Nakuru
    The disease has reportedly killed one child.
    In Summary
    • The Swine Flu virus is a respiratory infection caused by an influenza strain code-named H1N1.
    • Infected patients exhibit symptoms similar to the seasonal flu including fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.
    by EMMANUEL WANJALA Radio, Print & Digital Reporter
    23 August 2022 - 17:36

    The doctors union has called for caution over reported cases of Swine Flu outbreak in Nakuru county.

    The concern by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) followed media reports Tuesday that the disease had killed a child while eight others, all aged below one year old, are hospitalised.

    "We would like to urge members of the public in Nakuru and its environ to be vigilant and report any suspected case to the relevant authorities. Meanwhile keep self hygiene, save lives," KMPDU said in a tweet.

    The Swine Flu virus is a respiratory infection caused by an influenza strain code-named H1N1...

    ...Nakuru county chief health officer Daniel Wainaina told the media that the first alert of Swine Flu was reported on July 27, 2022. The county has since reported about 140 cases...