Kisumu Passengers Into Wilson Airport To Be Screened For Ebola

    DISCO HILL, LIBERIA - JANUARY 27: A family watches as a burial team lowers their loved one into a grave at the U.S.-built cemetery for "safe burials" on January 27, 2015 in Disco Hill, Liberia. The cemetery, operated by USAID-funded Global Communities, has buried almost 300 people in its first month of operation, with increasingly fewer of the bodies coming from Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs), as infection rates decline. The cemetery, where burial team members wear protective clothing (PPE), has been seen in Monrovia as a major achievement, as families of deceased loved ones are permitted to view the burials, important in Liberian culture. In an effort to control the Ebola epidemic in 2014, the Liberian government had ordered the cremation of all deceased in the capital, often further traumatizing surviving family members and unintentionally encouraging many families to hide their dead for secret burials. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

    The State has sent out a directive to have  passengers from Kisumu Airport to Wilson Airport subjected  to Ebola screening. This move is a precautionary measure given the neighbouring country Uganda recently had a 5 year old boy and his grandmother succumb to the virus. Kenya and Uganda have business relations and infected persons coming from Uganda can spread the virus in Kenya.

    The young boy and his family entered Uganda from the Democratic Republic Of Congo where it is suspected he contracted the virus from.  His other family members are in isolation in case they are infected. The DRC has been dealing with the ebola pandemic since last year October and over 1600 people have been affected.

    In neighboring Tanzania, the Minister of Health has also issued an ebola alert as there is active involvement between the two countries at the border.

    Ebola is life threatening and persons infected can die if they are not well taken care of. Signs include;

    • Fever.
    • Severe headache.
    • Muscle pain.
    • Weakness.
    • Fatigue.
    • Diarrhea.
    • Vomiting.
    • Abdominal (stomach) pain.
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