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10-year-old Liberian boy admitted in a Nakuru hospital with ebola-like symptoms

04, Sep 2014

A 10 year-old Liberian pupil has been admitted at Rift Valley provincial general hospital in Nakuru after showing symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus. According to the hospital, Joshua Saka was referred to rift valley provincial general hospital from valley hospital where he had been taken from Greensteds International School. The minor had a headache, fever and vomiting when he sought medication at the school’s dispensary prompting the school nurse to refer him to the referral hospital. It is alleged that the minor and his mother had tried to enter Kenya through JKIA but were denied entry at the airport nine days ago. Prompting them to head to Burundi and managed to fly into the country on Monday. Samples from the minor have been taken to Kenya Medical Research Institute for testing with results being expected on Thursday. The minor and the school nurse have been quarantined at the hospital’s eye unit there has been no case of Ebola in the country but the government