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Kenya: No Avian and Swine Flu in Kenya, Ministry Says After Outbreak Fears

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The Ministry of Health has declared Kenya free of the avian and swine flu following a scare of an outbreak of the deadly diseases over the weekend.

"The ministry would like to confirm to the Public that there is no case of avian flu (type A/H1N1) or swine flu (type A/H3N2v) in Kenya," stated a statement released on Monday morning.

"The four cases reported in Nairobi County are of severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) caused by the influenza virus (type A/H3N2).One patient regrettably succumbed to the illness on July 19."

The cases were reported at MP Shah Hospital.

The other three patients are responding positively to treatment, with one being treated as an outpatient.

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