#BendaburuAlert.....A suspected #Ebola case has been reported in Kericho County, causing quite a stir. This was after a patient exhibited suspecte
#BendaburuAlert…..A suspected #Ebola case has been reported in Kericho County, causing quite a stir.
This was after a patient exhibited suspected symptoms of the haemorrhagic fever at Kericho County Referral Hospital.
County officials on Monday said the woman had travelled from Malaba, on the border of Kenya and Uganda, to see her spouse.
The hitherto unidentified patient was admitted on Sunday and was immediately put in isolation.
Recall we reported here earlier…… Bendaburu Alert: #3 Ebola Cases Reported Near the Border – Is Kenya Ready?
The corruption-riddled Ministry of Health MUST step up the National Public Health Emergency Preparedness Plan. Whether this #Ebola threat, can lead to some preparedness and response will be tested in the next couple of days. While the corruption-plagued border county of HomaBay, with an all but, collapsed healthcare system is a tragedy waiting to happen.
What is for sure, this public health threat will most certainly evolve into YET ANOTHER public purse raid by the unscrupulous – whether it will be ebola monitoring drones from china, Cuban ebola experts….
What is Ebola?
- Ebola is a virus that initially causes sudden fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, and a sore throat.
- It progresses to vomiting, diarrhea and both internal and external bleeding.
- People are infected when they have direct contact through broken skin, or the mouth and nose, with the blood, vomit, feces or bodily fluids of someone with Ebola.
- Patients tend to die from dehydration and multiple organ failure.