The ministry of health has announced plans to start screening for Ebola disease among high risk populations following the Ebola outbreak in Uganda. Health Cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement advised counties that share borders with Uganda to be vigilant a adding that screening would target at risk populations including bush meat handlers, long distance truck drivers, healthcare workers and travelers from Uganda.
Uganda’s ministry of health announced the outbreak during the week with one fatality and seven patients still undergoing treatment. As of yesterday, six new cases had been found. The WHO has, however, expressed confidence in Uganda’s ability to contain the virus.
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The Ebola disease is spread through human interaction. Although Kenya has never had a confirmed case of the disease, the ministry of health has laid out preparedness and contingency plans.
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Featured Image: Past sanitation exercise to curb the virus. Source| AFP