Health Ministry tightens surveillance to prevent Ebola spread
|Health Ministry Hqs in Nairobi; all ports alerted to screen persons who have visited Guinea in the past 3 weeks|
SEE ALSO :Uganda confirms first case of Ebola"Several measures have been instituted to ensure that any case coming to Kenya is detected and dealt with to avoid further spread, we have issued alert to all ports of entry to screen all people who have visited Guinea in the past 3 weeks," he said. Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever is sever, often fatal disease in humans and non-human primates that has appeared sporadically since its recognition in 1976. The Ebola virus is transmitted by direct contact with blood, secretions, organs or other body fluids of infected persons. The disease is characterised by sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, sore throat and headache. Thirteen of the suspected cases in Guinea have been laboratory confirmed. Following the outbreak Ministry of Health in Guinea and the World Health Organisation and other partners have instituted prevention and control measures to ensure the outbreak does not spread to other parts of the World.
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