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Viral Pneumonia hits Nakuru and Baringo

31 March 2016, 13:09

Nakuru – Fear and anxiety has gripped parents in Nakuru and Baringo as 20 minors have passed away in just two week from suspected viral pneumonia.

According to Standard Media the hospital has received over 100 cases.

Minors between a day and 11 months old are amongst the most affected.

Also read: Mother of deceased Victoria Wairimu appears in court.

They show symptoms such as high fever, weakness, sweating and cough.

Four minors passed away over the Easter weekend at Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital.

Samples have been taken to Kenya Medical Research Institute for testing.

Nakuru Health Executive, Mungai Kabii confirmed that a total of 117 cases had been reported.

According to the Health Line, Viral pneumonia is a complication of the viruses that cause colds and the flu. The virus invades your lungs and causes them to swell and block your flow of oxygen. Pneumonia is a common and very serious disease. The flu is often the cause of pneumonia.

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