The Starehe Girls’ Centre in Nairobi is battling a strange disease that has left 52 of its students isolated on medical grounds.
A press statement released on Tuesday, October 1, stated that each of the quarantined students had a high pitched cough and sneeze, as well as low-grade fever.
The Ministry of Health’s Department of Integrated Disease Surveillance Response (IDSR) and the Sub-county Health Department was called in to help combat the unknown disease.
“52 girls have since been isolated for observation within the school. Samples have been obtained for further tests. Their parents and guardians have been informed, and the school is in constant communication with them,” read an excerpt of the school’s official statement.
The institution went on to assure the various stakeholders that the situation was under control, going on to provide emergency contact numbers.
“For further information please contact the Director of the School Sister Jane Soita on +254722969791 or Dr Martin Osumba on +254722791787,” the school announced.