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  • HIV and Cancer Teams Double up to Seek Out New Disease Killers

    July 23, 2017 5:08 AM 10

    London: HIV experts at an international conference starting on Saturday are keenly courting colleagues in oncology to explore whether advances in harnessing the immune system against cancer can help the search for a cure for AIDS. The two diseases, while very different in many ways, have some key crossover points when it comes to developing new treatments

  • WHO Sees High Risk From Kenya Cholera Outbreak

    July 21, 2017 9:42 PM 7

    The disease is spread by ingesting fecal matter. GENEVA (Reuters) - An outbreak of cholera in Kenya poses a high risk to the region and a moderate threat globally, the World Health Organization said on Friday, after delegates at two international conferences were hit. The spread of the disease has surged since April, affecting the capital Nairobi, a major

  • WATCH: Bengaluru man strums guitar during brain surgery

    July 21, 2017 2:38 PM 55

    An Indian musician who strummed a guitar during brain surgery to treat painful muscle spasms in his hand says he hopes to release his first album next year. Abhishek Prasad, an IT worker turned musician from Bengaluru, suffered from a disorder called musician's dystonia, which causes involuntary muscle contractions. In Prasad's case, three fingers on his left hand would

  • Valencia Gardens restaurant closed over health concerns

    July 20, 2017 9:34 PM 34

    Only one of the two Nairobi hospitality outlets ordered shut on Wednesday has complied with the Ministry of Health's directive to close until medical investigations are completed. On Thursday, the Valencia Gardens restaurant shut its gates, denying customers access to the premises. At the gate of the restaurant’s headquarters in Lavington is a poster

  • Kidero closes down school in Mukuru slum at risk of cholera

    July 20, 2017 9:00 PM 16

    Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has ordered the closure of a primary school in Mukuru Kwa Reuben for fear of another cholera outbreak. Kidero directed the county health department to close down Tina's Education Centre, which has been a victim of poor waste disposal and management. He said the school was a public health risk as raw sewage flows into the small

  • 12 new cases reported as cholera spreads in Nairobi

    July 20, 2017 9:00 PM 12

    Twelve new cases of cholera have been reported in Nairobi as the outbreak continues to give national and county government health officials sleepless nights. Six of the latest victims have been admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and the others at a newly opened centre at Mukuru Kwa Reuben slums. The six are in addition to the 67 people who had been admitted

  • New cholera cases confirmed in Nairobi as death toll hits four

    July 20, 2017 9:00 PM 10

    New cholera cases have been reported in Nairobi after one person was admitted at Karen Hospital and others at Nairobi South Hospital. Karen Hospital Medical Superintendent, Dr Quintus Ekesa said that 14 confirmed cases of cholera had been recorded at the hospital, but so far 13 people have been discharged and are being treated as outpatients. “We have had 14 confirmed

  • Top city hotels defy Mailu’s cholera shutdown order

    July 20, 2017 9:24 AM 13

    Nairobi’s Jacaranda and San Valencia hotels have vowed to stay open despite Health secretary Cleopa Mailu’s directive shutting them down as part of the effort to contain a cholera outbreak in the city. Jacaranda Hotels Group sales manager Liz Tapawa on Wednesday said she had not received any orders shutting down the hotel and that all the hotel’s outlets

  • The real reason Weston Hotel was never shut down despite Cholera scare

    July 20, 2017 7:38 AM 12

    Following 50 guests being diagnosed with a virus at the lavish Weston Hotel linked to Deputy President William Ruto, the government has moved fast to clarify that the food consumed was outsourced and not from the hotel. Cleopha Mailu, the Health Cabinet secretary said that no Cholera virus was found after a thorough inspection of the hotel’s kitchen

  • What health authorities had been told about Nairobi food

    July 19, 2017 9:00 PM 14

    The Government had been warned of a developing food safety crisis in Nairobi as early as January. In January, data on the safety of street foods in Nairobi had shown that one out of every three servings was contaminated with germs dangerous to human health. This study by the Kenya Medical Research Institute and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture