Flu tests on UK students due Thursday

June 30, 2009 12:00 am

, KISUMU, Kenya, Jun 30 – The test results for 34 British students, whose colleague tested positive for the H1N1 influenza virus on Monday, will be out in two days, according to Nyanza Provincial Public Health Officer Jackson Kioko.

He said on Tuesday that health experts had concluded a Swine Flu test on the foreign students, who were quarantined in a Kisumu hotel on Monday.

“The students will be forced to stay indoors for another five days as medics monitor their development towards the influenza,” Mr Kioko said.

He added that a team of doctors were currently conducting a search in villages and other places where the team of students held their medical camps.

“The team of doctors has been split into three groups with one at the Kisumu Airport to screen passengers, another at a primary school in Rabuor in the outskirts of Kisumu town and another at a children’s centre in Kisumu town where the students conducted a medical camp,” he said.

Mr Kioko explained that the team would conduct tests on locals as well as disseminate information on the symptoms of the virus and immediate remedy.

He further warned Kisumu residents to stop jamming the hotel where the British nationalities were being quarantined since they had not been given a clean bill of health.

The students are in hotel Duke Breeze, situated along the busy Jomo Kenyatta Highway.


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