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  • Black Death WARNING: Now there are THREE types of killer Plague as bodycount rises to 127

    November 2, 2017 12:02 PM 18

    DOCTORS are battling three forms of Black Death on plague-hit Madagascar where the death toll from the killer virus has climbed to 127. Medical experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) have revealed cases of bubonic, septicaemic and pneumonic plague have all been found on the Indian Ocean island which is at the centre of a global epidemic alert

  • Tanzania police burn 6,400 chicks to death

    November 2, 2017 7:31 AM 22

    Veterinarians in Tanzania have condemned the country's s decision to burn 6,400 chicks which were illegally imported from Kenya. The chicks worth Sh577, 000 (Tsh12.5 million) were impounded on Monday at Namanga Border Post in Longido district, Arusha region, before they were burnt on Tuesday. Expressing his concern, executive director of a non-governmental

  • Two people dead, 26 hospitalised after cholera outbreak in Embu

    October 30, 2017 9:04 PM 13

    Two people have died while 26 others are fighting for their lives in different hospitals in Embu County following cholera outbreak. The two are believed to have succumbed due to continued vomiting and diarrhea as they were receiving treatment in Siakago and Runyenjes level four hospitals. County Executive member for health Dr Jamlek Muturi said the 26 patient

  • Concern amid outbreak of deadly Marburg virus disease

    October 20, 2017 12:57 PM 2

    One woman has been confirmed dead but hundreds may have been exposed to the virus, says WHO. Health chiefs are working to contain an outbreak of the deadly Marburg virus disease on Uganda’s border with Kenya. One woman has been confirmed dead but several hundred people may have been exposed to the virus. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the exposure

  • Marburg confirmed in Uganda

    October 19, 2017 11:13 AM 7

    Addressing a news conference in Kampala today, Aceng said the confirmation follows laboratory tests conducted by Uganda Virus Institute. “The Ministry of Health would like to inform the general public that there are confirmed cases of the Marburg Virus Disease at the moment. The type of virus is called Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF),” the minister said. As of October

  • Uganda confirms one case of Ebola-like Marburg virus

    October 19, 2017 10:42 AM 5

    KAMPALA: Uganda has confirmed one case of Marburg virus, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, the health minister said on Thursday. Jane Ruth Aceng told reporters at a news conference in capital Kampala that the case, which led to a fatality, had been confirmed after a series of tests were carried out. The East African nation last suffered

  • One person dies, 21 hospitalised after consuming poisoned food in Kisii County

    October 15, 2017 1:29 PM 5

    One person has died and more than 21 people hospitalised in various hospitals in Kisii after allegedly consuming poisoned food while attending a funeral. The victims are said to have consumed different types of food including meat, managu and Ugali. Director of Kisii County Health Services, Dr Geoffrey Otomu, confirmed the incident saying the government

  • We are ready to tackle monkey pox – Ondo govt

    October 14, 2017 6:53 AM 25

    The Ondo State Government says it has adopted a proactive measure to forestall outbreak of monkey pox in the state. Dr. Taiye Oni, the Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Health, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Akure. Oni said: “We have started sensitisation by putting on field responsive surveillance team to make sure that any perceived

  • Addicted mother:My children knew heroine before they knew food

    October 14, 2017 5:09 AM 2

    Don’t judge me just yet; you can never understand the slavery drugs gets someone into unless you have been there yourself. My entry into drug-abuse was gradual: I started sniffing glue when I was a girl. I am the fifth born among nine siblings and we all grew up in Kawangware slums. I loathed school although, at the back of my mind, I always thought

  • Somalia: Cholera Deaths Soaring, Says UNICEF

    October 11, 2017 2:26 PM 3

    MORE than 1 550 people have died from a raging cholera outbreak afflicting Somalia and the Eastern and Southern Africa Regions since the beginning of the year. The deaths have been recorded from 102 800 outbreaks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 76,6 percent