Ebola scare brings out the worst in Kericho
SEE ALSO :Uganda confirms first case of EbolaThe residents loudly discussed the incident and made jokes about the deadly disease. In the crowd were also some local ward reps who claimed they were in the hospital to "follow up on the Ebola incident."
Media bulletinsAll this time, Governor Paul Chepkwony was releasing hourly media bulletins seeking to assure residents that there was no confirmed case of Ebola locally. Mr Chepkwony, a chemistry professor, chose the safety of his boardroom as the location to release the results of tests on blood samples from the patient, which had been sent to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) in Kisumu. "I would like to thank doctors at the county hospital since as soon as the patient with symptoms of Ebola disease arrived at the scene, they immediately quarantined her so that she could not place the lives of other patients at risk," he said.
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