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A woman with Ebola symptoms is being treated in an isolation ward in a hospital in the west of Kenya, a statement from Kericho county government says.
The staff took all necessary precautions and made sure that “there was minimal contact between the patient and other persons” at Kericho County Referral Hospital, the statement adds.
Blood samples have been taken and results are expect within the next 24 hours.
Health officials in Kericho county say the patient had travelled from Malaba, which is on the border with Uganda, reports the BBC’s Anne Soy.
• The County Disease Surveillance Team immediately took over the matter and took the necessary precautions to ensure minimal contact between the patient and others.
According to a statement from the county’s Chief Public Relations Officer, Timothy Kemei, the County Department of Health Services is monitoring this potential case very closely and is working with the National Government to ensure that all essential procedures are followed to protect public health and safety.
The County Government has however appealed for calm and assured the public that the County Referral Hospital is capable and well equipped to ensure the proper isolation of the patient and protection of other hospital users.