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Kenya: Cuban Doctor Researching Mystery Killer Disease Affecting 1 Family

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A Cuban doctor based at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, is leading a team in diagnosing an unknown disease that has affected five family members from Londiani in Kericho.

Dr Jamila Castillo, a neurologist, is among doctors sent to Kenya from the Caribbean country in 2018 under an exchange programme.

The disease is said to killed eleven family members in a span of two decades.

On Tuesday, Dr Castillo said it could be hereditary and that their findings will determine the kind of medication patients admitted to that hospital will receive.


MTRH Chief Executive Officer, Wilson Aruasa, said it might take at least one month to properly identify the disease.

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