The Ministry of Health (MOH) has cautioned Kenyans about the widespread flu that has been largely experienced in the country’s capital.
While speaking on Monday, the MOH Acting Director-General Patrick Amoth advised those who have already been infected by the flu or have flu-like symptoms to remain home.
This, he said would inhibit the spread of the flu to other people since flu, common cold, Covid-19 and other respiratory tract infections are highly transmissible.
"If you have flu-like symptoms please stay at home don't go to work and expose other people because flu, common cold and Covid, like other respiratory tract infections, are highly transmissible," Amoth said.
Amoth also offered more advice on preventive measures Kenyans can take to avoid getting infected by the flu.
He advised members of the public to wear heavy clothes and keep warm in order to avoid triggering any flu-like situations.
Amoth further advised people to avoid crowded places, take plenty of fluids, exercise regularly and maintain general hygiene.
"You have to keep warm and dress warmly to avoid triggering flu-like situations, avoid crowded places and gatherings, keep hydrated and keep plenty amounts of fluids, exercise regularly, maintain hand and body hygiene," Amoth advised.
Several Kenyans, especially residents of Nairobi have witnessed the spread of peculiar flu that has been going around for over a week.
Those who have been infected reported an array of symptoms ranging from runny rose, sore throat, bodily aches, headaches and chills, among others.