A viral video has shown female students struggling to walk in Kenya and according to reports, more than 95 of the students from a school identified as Eregi Girls Secondary School have been hospitalized at various hospitals following an outbreak of a mysterious illness making them unable to walk.
A report by NTV Kenya stated that the students were admitted after they developed a condition that paralyzed their limbs.
According to the figures released by the management, 29 students are currently receiving treatment at Iguhu Hospital, 39 at Kakamega Referral Hospital, 31 at Mukumu Mission Hospital, and 14 at Shibwe Hospital.
A nurse who sought anonymity said the condition that has led to the students losing sensation in their legs is believed to be electrolyte imbalance.
She explained that the condition is characterized by the loss of fluids in the body of the victims, as observed in most of the students.
“This condition is called electrolyte imbalance, a condition that leads to loss of fluids in the body,” the nurse said.
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