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
According to Standard Media the hospital has received over
Minors between a day and 11 months old are amongst the most
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They show symptoms such as high fever, weakness, sweating
Four minors passed away over the Easter weekend at Rift Valley
Provincial General Hospital.
Samples have been taken to Kenya Medical Research Institute
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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