Panic as Nairobi Records Another Yellow Fever Case

  • By Marikio Muchiri on Thursday, 17 March 2016 - 7:20pm
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  • Residents of Nairobi County have been cautioned following reports of a second case of the dangerous Yellow Fever disease within the City.

    The recent case was reported at South C estate on a man who is said to have arrived into the country from Angola which is heavily affected by the disease.

    Confirming the incident, the acting Director of Medical Services Jackson Kioko said the patient jetted into the country a few days ago with the disease, which was last reported in the country in 1992, but assured that he was in a stable condition.

    "It is indeed true that we have confirmed the second case of yellow fever on a man who had been living in Angola for more than 10 years. His condition is stable and he will be fine," he stated

    The man reportedly developed headache, fever, muscle pain and vomiting symptoms, thus visited a local health centre after suspecting he could have the disease.

    This comes barely a day after the country recorded the first death caused by the disease at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH).

    The 31-year-old man is said to have developed complications upon arriving from Angola and was admitted at a medical facility in Eastleigh estate while bleeding and suffering from joint pains.

    The man's condition worsened prompting the patient to be transferred to KNH, where he developed confusion, renal and liver failure before succumbing to the multiple organ failure.

    The Ministry of Health has now warned city residents over the disease, which is spread by infected mosquitoes and its symptoms include fever, vomiting, headache, loss of appetite, muscle and back pains as well as nausea.   ©   2018   All Rights Reserved