Tuesday, September 29, 2009

H1N1

The recent news has suggested that Swine Flu (H1N1) has signs of increased activity in 30 of the 50 United States and is now being called a Pandemic. It was thought being in Kenya in an isolated area may be a place where Swine Flu would not touch.
Unfortunately just 3 days previous 30 girls from the Kijabe Girls Kenyan School were confirmed positive for Swine Flu. Thankfully the symptoms were caught quickly and H1N1 was expected. The girls were isolated and treated and as far as we know all are recovering normally. We are taking all the precautions we can here at Kijabe; although sinks, soaps, and disinfectants for hand washing are often unavailable. We have no word as of yet if, when, or how much of the vaccine will be available at Kijabe Hospital.
Our prayers are with the elderly, expecting, and the young children all over the world who are most vulnerable.

2 comments:

Ana said...

Two people here left work yesterday because they had H1N1...one of them is pregnant and due any day now. Hope it is under control at Kijabe!

Laffing Dawg said...

It will be so interesting to hear how you handle this at Kijabe without the number 1 prevention piece of handwashing with soaps and disinfectants. Thanks for this piece of news. I will pray for those now recovering and for protection for all of those serving at the hospital.

Kathy in Bend