Over 95 students at Kenya’s St. Theresa’s Eregi Girls High School have been paralyzed in their legs as a result of an unknown sickness, forcing the school to temporarily close its doors. The Kenyan government is looking into the condition’s specific etiology, according to The Africa News, which reported that it is yet unclear.
The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) has reportedly received blood samples from the affected youngsters for analysis in an effort to identify the kind and cause of the sickness. Jared Obiero, the local education department’s head, was quoted by Africa News as saying that “the county government, public health department, and education department are committed to making sure the children receive appropriate treatment.”
According to some media accounts, the situation became urgent when pupils who were battling the illness begged to be sent home. Initially, the school administration reported around 80 students hospitalized, but that number has now reached 95.
The closure of St. Theresa’s Eregi Girls High School underscores the urgency and concern surrounding this mysterious illness, as authorities work diligently to determine its cause and provide necessary medical care to the affected students.
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