Mysterious disease outbreak at Kenyan Girls’ High School

At St. Theresa's Eregi Girls High School about 95 students have been affected by a strange outbreak that have hindered their ability to walk

Earlier this week, a Kenyan high school, St Theresa’s Eregi Girls High School in Kakamega County, had about 95 students affected by a mysterious disease that hindered them from walking properly.

The specific disease has still not been disclosed by multiple videos on X display disturbing footage of many girls being unable to walk, some being carried by other students and others shaking in hospital beds. A main characteristic of the disease is paralysis in the limbs.

With advice from government officials, the school administration has given a break to Forms One, Two and Three for a week while Form Four students remain in school.

On Tuesday, the County Government of Kakamega made a statement to address the issue. The statement revealed that they have taken blood samples of all those hospitalised, which are being sent to the Kenyan Medical Research Institute for further analysis.

The county government said, “Efforts will be made to create a conducive learning environment where students can thrive academically, free from disruptions and harm.”

Despite the school and the county government’s swift action, the parents of the hospitalised children were left out of the loop. Most parents sought camp at the school as early as 6 a.m., seeking specific information about the disease’s origins and their children’s wellbeing.

The concerned parents also blamed the school for not providing tents for them to rest and wait comfortably while they inquired about their children.


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