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. … Continue reading Dengue Fever 

The Worm Burden. 

Do your parents have that one embarrassing story from your childhood that they like to tell your friends and relatives during gatherings? Mine do, and the story goes like this, apparently when I was young, I used to like digging up earthworms and eating them, gross I know, but for a very long time in … Continue reading The Worm Burden. 

Downside of a Vet. 

If you were terminally ill and couldn't speak, would you allow your family to put you down or would you allow them to live in the hope that miracles happen? Every proffesion has its own ups and downs.  As a veterinarian, my worst day is when I have to euthanize my patient because of reasons … Continue reading Downside of a Vet. 

MILK ADULTERATION

Did you know that on average a Kenyan drinks between 20-120 liters of milk per year? Milk is sold everywhere from supermarkets to kiosks. The Kenya Bureau of Standards plays a big role to ensure that the milk you consume is safe for you and me. This is because milk can be a source of … Continue reading MILK ADULTERATION

Occupational Hazards… Life of a Vet. 

It was just a day after my pregnancy diagnosis (PD)  rotation ( If you've been following my blog posts then you know how I was initiated into that rotation) before I got a rash on my forearm. My colleague saw the weird rash on my arm and asked me what it was, I dismissed her … Continue reading Occupational Hazards… Life of a Vet. 

ELEPHANTIASIS

Elephantiasis otherwise known as Lymphatic filariasis, is a neglected tropical disease characterized by enlargement of the limbs, breasts and scrotum. It is a parasitic disease that is caused by roundworms( Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi ) and is transmitted by mosquitos (culex, aedes, anopheles). Therefore, people living in tropical areas are mostly at risk, more so at … Continue reading ELEPHANTIASIS