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Concerns as the Influenza virus is reported in the country

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Concerns as the Influenza virus is reported in the country

For the last few days there was a rising concerns where most Kenyans had complained about the existence of an infection with the signs and symptoms like that of flu. It has now been revealed that there is possibility of the Influenza virus that is slowly affecting some Kenyans.


According to reports by ‘Daily Nation’ newspaper, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the Center for Global Health Research in Kisumu has found out that there is an outbreak of Influenza A.

Influenza A is a type of infection that usually attack your respiratory system. It usually affects your nose, throat and lungs. The infection usually heals by its own on some people but to others, it might be too deadly.

When identifying the signs of this type of infection, you will at first realize that you have a some common cold which at associated with runny nose, sneezing and sore throat. The colds usually develops slowly, whereas flu tends to come on suddenly.


The most common signs and symptoms of influenza A include; fever, aching muscles, chills and sweats, dry and persistence cough, shortness of breath, tiredness and weakness, runny or stuffy nose, soar throat, eye pain, vomiting and diarrhoea which is common among children than adults.


The flu is believed to spread through the air droplets when someone with the infection sneezes, coughs and talks. Anyone can be affected when he/she comes into contact with this droplets or touches some contaminated places. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid coming into contact with people who show signs of influenza or touching their belongings. If you happen to experience such signs and symptoms, you can visit a medical personnel for further tests and confirmation of you have been affected.

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