Days after an Ebola case was reported in Kenya’s neighboring Country Uganda, A new case has been spotted at Kericho County.
The Kericho County referral Hospital Confirmed holding the suspect through a press release sent to The Daily News on Monday Morning.
“This evening(Sunday) a patient presenting symptoms similar to those exhibited by Ebola patients was admitted at the Kericho County Referral Hospital,” Read the Release.
According to it, the County Disease Surveillance Team immediately took over the matter and took all the necessary precautions to ensure that there was minimal contact between the patient and other persons at the hospital including the staff and the other hospital users.
The Hospital Administration has further confirmed to work closely with the National Government to ensure that all essential procedures are followed to protect public health and safety.
“This patient has been placed in isolation and blood samples sent to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in Nairobi for further analysis. The preliminary test results are expected to be ready within the next 12 to 24 hour,” They said.
However the County has said this is not yet a confirmed Ebola Case for the symptoms that have been exhibited by the patient can be indicative of any other medical condition.
The officials say she traveled from Malaba border to see a spouse.