Ebola outbreak suspected in Kericho

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There is fear among the locals of Kericho after an alleged case of Ebola was reported in the County.

According to a statement by the Kericho County Government On Sunday, a patient was reportedly admitted at the Kericho County Referral Hospital with symptoms similar to those of Ebola patients.

“This evening a patient presenting symptoms similar to those exhibited by Ebola patients was admitted at the Kericho County Referral Hospital.”

The statement further read that the county’s disease surveillance team took over the matter, and put in place necessary precautions to contain the issue.

“The County Disease Surveillance Team immediately took over the matter and took all the necessary precautions to ensure that there was minimal contact between the patient, and other persons at the hospital including the staff and the other hospital users,” read part of the statement.

According to the County Government, the Health Department is working round the clock to ensure its locals are safe.

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“The County Department of Health Services is monitoring this potential case very closely and is working with the National Government to ensure that all essential procedures are followed to protect public health and safety.

“This patient has been placed in isolation and blood samples sent to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in Nairobi for further analysis,” the county government added.

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