Now swine flu hits Kenya

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The first case of swine flu has been detected in a 20 year old British student, Public Minister Beth Mugo said yesterday.
Last month, soldiers and civilians at the US Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya, (USAMRU-K) joined forces.
The force, USAMRU-K has 11 soldiers, 2 Army civilians and roughly 350 Kenyan contractors.
This included a mix of doctors, nurses, scientists and laboratory technician`s who worked together to research, test and prevent diseases.
Should a pandemic flu, such as H1N1 influenza, make its way into East Africa, the Kenya-based US Army medical research team is in place to assist local officials in detecting the disease.