KenyaDENGUE OUTBREAK IN KENYAApr 29, 2013
According to TravelCare International, more than 80 cases of dengue fever have been confirmed in the south of the country, since January. Laboratory tests have shown dengue types 1, 2 and 3 are circulating. Patients range in age from 12 to over 55 years. No deaths have occurred.
Dengue fever is spread by mosquitoes that bite during the day and often found in urban areas. Symptoms include pain in muscles, bones and joints, high fever and a headache/pain behind the eyes. There is no treatment.
The only way to protect against dengue fever is to avoid mosquito bites. When outdoors, wear light colored clothing that covers most of the body, use an effective insect repellent that contains DEET, and ensure windows are covered with fly-wire.Measles outbreakOct 05, 2012
International SOS is reporting a measles outbreak in Kenya in at least 45 counties. The outbreak has infected more than 750 people, with at least 30 fatalities. The highest numbers of confirmed infections have been in Siaya, Meru and Narok counties.
Health officials will begin a nationwide vaccination campaign to reduce the spread of the illness.