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Gov’t takes action in Migori over Jakadala STI said to kill within 2 weeks

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Health CS Sicily Kariuki with Director of Medical Services Jackson Kioko. The ministry has sent a team to probe Jakadala STI in Migori county

The national government has moved to investigate reports of a deadly sexually transmitted infection (STI) that has broken out in Migori county.

The mysterious disease was reported to kill victims within two weeks, a claim disputed by Migori Health CEC Iscar Oluoch.

Jackson Kioko


On Wednesday, Director of Medical Service Dr Jackson Kioko said the national government had sent a team of disease surveillance experts to Migori County to go probe the nature of the mysterious disease.

That story is just an individual person and there is a team which has gone to find out the truth whether it’s a medical problem; and if it is a medical problem to take the patient to hospital for screening because we cannot tell from the look if someone has an STI,” Kioko said on the investigation.

There were claims on social media that the disease started spreading after a man traveled to Uganda and later started having sore genitals.

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