The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has activated its emergency preparedness plan for
There have now been five confirmed swine
Effects of outbreak
IRC physician Gitau Mburu confirmed the cases and said in the congested refugee camps it is essential to strengthen surveillance, prevention and treatment measures to minimise effects of the outbreak.
"Most of those affected usually recover without antiviral treatment or specialised medical care, as they only experience mild illness," Dr Gitau said, adding none of the infections in Kakuma or Dadaab are life-threatening as many patients had recovered.
"With the current overcrowding in Dadaab and the potential for contagious diseases to spread, it is good practice to be prepared," he said.
As a precaution, IRC has secured doses of Tamiflu from UNHCR.