"Allow me to confirm to Kenyans that the patient does not meet the case defination of ebola", she said adding that the blood sample results from KEMRI will be submitted at 4pm.
In addition to the newly confirmed cases, there were 19 fatalities over the weekend, including 8 that took place in the community.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said that following the outbreak of Ebola of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Another 319 suspected cases are under investigation.
Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has confirmed that the female patient at the Kericho Referral Hospital did not test positive to Ebola-related symptoms & illness.
The family is believed to have contracted the disease at a funeral that was attended by dozens of people.
Speaking in Kampala, the Ugandan capital, World Health Organization boss Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was quoted by Washington Post as saying Monday that he accepted the decision.Читайте также: 22-Year-Old Loanee Targets Starting XI Spot At Man Utd
NCDC also said there are now ongoing Infection Prevention Control (IPC) programs nationwide, including the development of new guidelines, as well as training packages for health care workers to mitigate transmission.
"Declaring this a PHEIC would have raised the levels of global political support which has been lacking to date, enhanced diplomatic, public health, security and logistic efforts as well as released more financial resources to support the incredibly fearless and committed teams working in North Kivu, DRC", he said. She further said: "We should do whatever that is possible to put a pause to this outbreak and make preventions of other deaths".
"We have improved point-of-entry screenings in major airports; the Port Health Services unit of the Federal Ministry of Health is on alert and has heightened screening measures at entry points at our ports", the agency noted. Both workers had refused vaccination with Merck's VSV-EBOV, the unlicensed Ebola vaccine now being used in the region.
Health care workers are also advised to ensure universal precautions at all times.
Tanzania has not had any cases of Ebola to date.
There have been over 2,084 cases and 1,405 deaths since the outbreak was declared in August previous year.
As of yesterday, a total of 135,395 people in the DRC and neighboring countries had been vaccinated with Merck's vaccine.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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