NAIROBI, Kenya – Health authorities in the east African nation of Kenya say Ebola is not present in the country.
The Ministry of Health in Kenya has confirmed that there is no Ebola in the country based on laboratory result and public health warning systems.
According to sources, laboratory results from the blood samples of a 36-year-old patient who was taken into isolation on Sunday were negative for Ebola.
The patient’s husband and two other contacts had also been quarantined.
Health workers in the south-western town of Kericho informed media organizations that they acted out of caution in isolating the patient.
Adding, she had a fever, headache, sore throat and was vomiting – symptoms that would indicate the presence of a number of infections, including Ebola.
News about the patient had the town into panic and most businesses and offices closed early as people left the town out of fear and caution.
Ebola is an infectious and frequently fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding, spread through contact with infected body fluids by a filovirus (Ebola virus), whose normal host species is unknown.