Weather of Arabia - Local media in Kenya reported that dozens of female students were taken to hospital due to a “mysterious” illness that was not diagnosed in the west of the country, where the region’s education official, Bonface Okoth, announced on Wednesday to the media that 95 female students had been transferred to hospitals to receive treatment. Medical care. Bonface Okoth stated in a press statement that the female students were paralyzed as a result of this disease.
According to local media reports, the female students are suffering from a disease that has resulted in paralysis of their legs, resulting in their inability to walk. Although the exact nature of the mysterious disease is still unknown, health officials indicated that blood samples from the affected female students were sent. To the laboratories of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) to determine the origin and nature of the disease.
After this incident occurred, the school was closed for an indefinite period after a meeting between school officials and the Ministry of Education, according to a report published by Anadolu Agency on October 4, 2023. The decision to close the school was taken after a meeting between the school administration and officials from the Ministry of Education, and a statement from the school indicated that The situation will be carefully considered and necessary measures will be taken to allow hundreds of affected students to return to school once the situation is deeply assessed.
Based on local media reports, the girls suddenly fell to the ground inside the school as video clips attributed to what happened in the hospital were circulated, and the British newspaper The Daily Mail described it as “disturbing footage,” showing the students struggling to stand on their feet, and receiving... Help from their colleagues, and it seems as if they are suffering from an uncontrollable condition.
On the other hand, the province urged parents of affected female students to remain vigilant and monitor their children’s health as health officials work to verify the possible causes of the disease and take necessary measures.
Mysterious illness breaks out at Eregi Girls School in Kenya as more than 90 students struggle to walk.
— YabaLeftOnline (@yabaleftonline) October 4, 2023
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