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Government confirms one case of yellow fever at the KNH

16, Mar 2016

The ministry of health has sent out an alert to all health workers stationed at the country’s points of entry such as airports to be on the lookout for travelers with symptoms of yellow fever. This follows a confirmed case of a 31 year old Kenyan male, who had travelled from Luanda-Angola, the epicenter of an ongoing yellow fever virus outbreak. The man arrived on 12th march 2016 through JKIA and was taken ill at to a private health facility in Eastleigh. He was later transferred to Kenyatta national hospital where he succumbed to multi-organ failure. Laboratory tests conducted at KEMRI tested positive for yellow fever. Health officials will now be expected to investigate anyone with a history of travel to Angola with acute onset of fever, followed by jaundice within two weeks of onset of first symptoms.