Starehe Girls closed indefinitely

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Form one,to and three Students at Starehe Girls Centre and School have been sent home after more than 50 students have been affected by the mysterious disease which have affected several students and is claimed to be contagious.

Students have exhibited symptoms such as high pitched cough, fever and sneezing.

The Ministry of health and ministry of education officials met and came to a conclusion that students should be picked by their parents to seek personalized treatment.

“This will also allay any form of anxiety among the student population and facilitate continued wellbeing, seamless reintegration and resumption of routine school programme,” read the letter signed by the acting Director General for Health Dr Wekesa Wasasabi.

Starehe Girls, in a to newsrooms, said doctors from the Integrated Disease Surveillance Response Department had collected samples which were being analysed by Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) and the Centre for Disease Control.

Parents who went to pick their children claimed that the school should have at least addressed them in details because they are not sure whether this disease will be spread to siblings who are at home.

They are expected to go back to school on Monday.