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No Ebola in Kenya after earlier scare

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Kenya’s Ministry of Health has allayed fears of many citizens by confirming that there is no Ebola in the country.

Earlier on Monday officials were said to be on high alert after news of a suspected case of Ebola in western Kenya.

A woman who traveled from Malaba, a town in Busia County, close to the Kenya-Uganda border was reported to be exhibiting suspected symptoms of the disease.

The said woman travelled to the Kenya and Uganda border to see her spouse.

The woman was initially been treated for malaria in a smaller hospital called Siloam Hospital. But when her condition got worse she was transferred to the Kericho County Hospital.

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Tests were conducted on her and laboratory results from the 36-year-old patient came out negative for Ebola.


She had been taken into isolation on Sunday with her husband and two other contacts also quarantined.

Outbreak in Uganda

Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has already spread to Uganda with deaths recorded so far.

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Uganda officials have suspended mass gatherings in the Kasese district where cases of the deadly Ebola virus have been recorded.

The country had earlier said it was on alert for a potential outbreak from DR Congo. It has been vaccinating it’s citizens against the virus.

In DR Congo over one thousand people have died from the disease which is fast spreading.

International public health experts have consistently urged the World Health Organization to declare an Ebola emergency in the Congo.

But the World Health Organization is refusing to declare the outbreak a global threat. It says the crisis is “very much an emergency” but only in the region.

The current outbreak is the second worst worldwide since West Africa’s Ebola outbreak between 2014-16.

There have been over 2,084 cases and 1,405 deaths since the outbreak was declared in August last year.

Ebola is often fatal and causes vomiting, diarrhoea, internal and external breeding. It also impairs kidney and liver functions.

 

 

Source: Africafeeds.com

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