Rift Valley Fever (RVF) Alert

Owing to the heavy and prolonged rainfall in various parts of the country, the ministry of agriculture and the ministry of health have released a joint press release on alert for potential Rift Valley Fever outbreaks. Rift valley fever is a viral disease of livestock (cows,goats) that affects humans who get into contact with blood …

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Quackery Menace

I recently saw a post on facebook where a guy had posted pictures of his feline friend that had just undergone a successful ovariohysterectomy, more commonly known as a spay. Some members of the group however, were not so comfortable seeing the bloody pictures but I don't blame them at all. What struck me as …

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A Cat-a-strophe.

A wise man once said, " those who play with cats, must expect to be scratched."  This statement reminds me of the first time I handled a cat at the KSPCA, Mombasa, keeping in mind that cats are very popular there. My supervisor at the time, Dr. Peter Gitau took me through all the steps …

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LAIKIPIA RABIES VACCINATION CAMPAIGN 2017

The Laikipia rabies vaccination campaign 2017  kicked off on the 2nd of November at the Mpala research center in Laikipia, Kenya. The first weekend of vaccination was held at Il Motiok and Kimanjo centers. The team was divided into six groups each composed of two qualified veterinarians and three students. The veterinarian work was to vaccinate …

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Dengue Fever 

There’s a fever in town and papaya leaves are in trouble! This fever has no known cure or vaccine (typical of viral diseases), however studies done show that papaya leaves can be used to treat it. If a person is bitten by an infected mosquito, it takes about one to two weeks for symptoms to develop. …

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