Government Denies Ebola Reports in Kenya

There is no Ebola in Kenya, Health CS Sicily Kariuki has said.

Speaking while inspecting the JKIA inspection centre at JKIA the CS said that the woman who is admitted at Kericho Referral Hospital after she developed symptoms related to the deadly disease does not meet the case definition of Ebola.

“I wish to reassure all Kenyans and our visitors that we do not have any cases of Ebola and indeed the ministry has undertaken and continues to implement the preparedness measures,” The CS Said.

“The patient does not meet the case definition of Ebola however, precautionary measures have been put in place including isolation of the patient.”

Kariuki further said that results from the patients isolated at the Kericho Hospital will be out by4PM on Monday. She said the government is on high alert and 259 Health officials have been deployed at entry points to check those who are coming into the country.

Kenyans were thrown into panic mode on Monday morning after news emerged that a woman had been admitted at Kericho with Ebola-related symptoms.

County officials said the woman had travelled from Malaba, a town in Busia County on the border of Kenya and Uganda, to see her spouse. Ebola has already been reported in Uganda.

“A female patient presented at our facility today with complaints of headache, hotness of the body, puffy face, some diarrhoea, and nausea of acute onset,” said Ms Margaret Okirio, the administrator at Siloam Hospital.

“On further interrogation, she admitted to having traveled from Malaba where she resides to see her husband in Kericho.”

 

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