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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KAWAN ANIMAL GROOMING DAY AT KSPCA

Kenya Animal Welfare Advocacy Network (KAWAN)  which is a club that promotes animal welfare in the country held their animal grooming day at the KSPCA Nairobi grounds on the 9th of September. They also gathered support from the Donkey sanctuary on donkey welfare issues and activities. The students from the University of Nairobi carried out various activities as listed in the pictorial …

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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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Woes of the Maasai 

"A wild animal that has tasted human blood will not stop killing until it is hunted down and killed" this is what the maasai warriors believe. Is it true, or is just a mere cultural belief. Before you dismiss it,  remember that the maasai have coexisted with wild animals for a very long time. The …

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