Another Chinese put in isolation over virus scare
SEE ALSO: Siblings killed as they cross busy road“I informed medical officer to pick the patient with an ambulance to a nearby hospital but they informed me that he such patients could not be transferred because they can easily spread the virus," said Mr Shaffi. According to a medic who requested anonymity, the patient is suffering from upper respiratory tract infection. "Health workers are too scared of visiting him after he was found to have respiratory condition," he said. Symptoms of the emerging virus include cough, respiratory infection symptoms, fever, and shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. According to the chief officer of public health, Samuel King’ori, the patient travelled from Mumbai, and arrived at JKIA where he was screened.
SEE ALSO: MOTORSPORTS: Bhardwaj leaves a huge gapKing’ori said that the patient decided to isolate himself from his family. “His family suspected he might have been infected with the virus. He is quarantined in the servant quarters,” said King’ori. He said public health officers are monitoring the patient on a daily basis, including checking his temperatures. King'ori said they were looking for taxi driver who drove the man to Nakuru. Training health workers
SEE ALSO: KCB face Nondies in Kenya CupThe case was reported as the Ministry of Health embarked on training 200 health workers to step up preparedness against the virus. The health workers are also being trained on symptoms of the virus. The ministry is collaborating with the Centre for Disease Control and Washington State University. The training comes after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared novel corona virus a public health emergency of international concern on January 30. Up to 24 countries have reported cases of coronavirus since it was first reported in Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019. “Four of the 24 countries report cases where likely exposure occurred outside the reporting country and outside China,” reads a WHO report. Kenya is ranked sixth, among African countries, at the risk of the virus, according to a study by Northeastern University in the US.
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