Panic as baby dies following Swine Flu Outbreak in Kenya

Results from the National Health Laboratory revealed the presence of the deadly virus.

Laikipia health official Donald Mogoi confirmed the results from the National Health Laboratory revealed the presence of the deadly virus.

The five-year-old boy died at the Nanyuki Cottage Hospital and was being treated for pneumonia according to his father.

The Swine flu is a respiratory disease caused by influenza viruses that infect the respiratory tract of pigs and result in a barking cough, decreased appetite, nasal secretions, and listless behavior.

Transmission

The the virus can be transmitted to humans and is transmitted from person to person by inhalation or ingestion of droplets containing virus from people sneezing or coughing.

After early outbreaks in North America in April 2009 the new influenza virus spread rapidly around the world.

By the time WHO declared a pandemic in June 2009, a total of 74 countries and territories had reported laboratory confirmed infections.

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