A woman with ebola-like symptoms was Sunday evening hospitalized in Kericho, County officials have confirmed.
The woman, who sources say had travelled to Malaba border, was quarantined Sunday as medics conducted further investigations to confirm the case.
Kericho’s Chief Public Relations Officer Timothy Kemei confirmed the incident, assuring Kenyans that the County’s Disease Surveillance Team had taken necessary measures to contain any possible outbreak.
“The County’s Disease Surveillance Team immediately took over the matter, and took all necessary precautions to ensure that there was minimal contact between the patient and other persons within the hospital, including staff and other hospital users,” read Kemei’s press release.
Tests were conducted on the patient, and the Kericho County boss says the Kenya Medical and Research Institute (KEMRI) is expected to inform the county of the results within twenty four hours.