UoN scholars conduct research on Zika virus in Kenya

Scholars from the University of Nairobi conducted research on Zika virus in Kenya.

The study titled: Seroprevalence of Zika virus in selected regions in Kenya was conducted by Bramuel Kisuyaa, Moses M. Masika, Esto Bahizirea, and Julius O. Oyugi.

The study endeavoured to establish seroprevalence of Zika virus in the selected Kenyan regions namely; Nairobi,Eldoret and Kisumu.


The study's low seroprevalence of Zika virus antibodies(IgG) agreed with similar studies recently conducted in Sudan,Ethiopia and Uganda.


The studied population had low preexisting immunity to zika virus.
It was established that Zika virus is a re-emerging virus with skewed seroprevalence data not only in Kenya, but also in most countries in the world.

Author: Bramuel Kisuya
A Kenyan born possessing first class honours degree in Biology (2013), and MSc Medical Microbiology(2019) - University of Nairobi.
Ambitious to dive into groundbreaking medical research that shall offer sustainable solutions to healthcare problems pressing human kind.

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