Category: Infectious Diseases

Corona virus (2019nCoV): why Kenyan nurses might be a worried lot

There is reason enough to worry as Kenyan nurses about Corona virus (2019nCoV). As Nurses Know the basics first: COVID-19 = ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease 2019nCoV=2019 novel corona virus Spherical enveloped particles containing single-stranded RNA. The envelope bears club-shaped glycoprotein projections. Transmission is usually via airborne droplets to

Frequent Cholera Outbreaks Could Be Pointing To a Dysfunctional Health System in Kenya

Picture: A woman does eatery joint chores oblivious of the free flowing sewage along the road (Picture Courtesy of Nation Media (Picture Courtesy of Nation Media) The recent cholera outbreaks in several parts of Kenya pointed to some dysfunction in the health system yet the Constitution of Kenya Article 43 recognizes sanitation and hygiene as