There is no Ebola in Kericho, residents told
SEE ALSO :Uganda confirms first case of EbolaChepkwony added:“We wish to state that the patient is free of Ebola and other viral haemorrhagic fever. As a county we remain high alert for any suspected cases." Despite news that a patient suspected to be infected with the Ebola virus, business in Kericho town went on generally unaffected. The street talk though was the disease as residents and businesses men kept calling reporters and other sources for “latest” updates. “The disease is very scary. Please tell me the latest update you have managed to gather,” Reuben Yegon of Ray’s Hotel said. Health CS Sicily Kariuki has assured the public that no cases of Ebola have been reported in Kenya.
The debate was ablaze in Kericho Reports, a popular WhatsApp group. “Kericho as a county deserves special prayers. 2019 has remained the worst in terms of Breaking News,” posted Dickson Sang, the Kenya Plantation and Agricultural Workers Union branch executive. An impatient Janet Koech from Chepseon lamented over the time it had taken for the medical results to be announced, despite Health executive Dr Shadrack Mutai saying the medial results could take at least 12 hours. “The county is leaving us to hold our breath for too long."
The Rapid Surveillance and Response Team has examined the patient at Kericho who had travelled from Malaba town on the Kenya-Uganda Border who is in stable condition and confirms that she DOES NOT meet the case definition for Ebola @SicilyKariuki @KBCChannel1 @PDUDelivery pic.twitter.com/TVAva7s68B— Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) June 17, 2019
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