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Kenya Moves to Secure Borders Amid Suspected Ebola Case In Kericho

Neighboring Kenya has moved to secure all her  points of entry, following a reported case with semblance of the deadly Ebola virus.

Reports emerged this morning that a woman was admitted at Kericho Referral Hospital and placed in isolation, with suspected Ebola symptoms.

Officials said the woman had travelled from Malaba border to see her spouse.

The development comes days after Uganda registered up to 8 cases of Ebola and two fatalities in the western Kasese District.

The Kenyan government in response, on Monday commenced Ebola screenings at the various entry points.

The country’s cabinet secretary for health Mrs Sicily Kariuki on Monday afternoon visited Jomo Kenyatta international airport in Nairobi where she oversaw the ebola screenings.

She however assured the country that suspected case at Kericho Hospital hadn’t exhibited symptoms that met the Ebola threshold.

Resulted of the samples taken from the woman are expected later today from CDC in Kisumu.

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