Kenya and Uganda are on course to declare the two countries free of Marburg disease following intensified surveillance along the common border.
A joint surveillance team of epidemiologists is closely monitoring up to 10 people in Kitale, Trans Nzoia County who might have come into contact with a Marburg case from Uganda to curb any further spread of the deadly disease.
An official from the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in Nairobi today that Kenya and Uganda are monitoring 6 people from a family the Ugandan visited last month before succumbing to the deadly disease.
WHO Regional Office for Africa Technical Coordinator for Health Emergencies, Dr. Zabulon Yoti said two other people in Kitale town, a woman and her child said to have come into contact with the deceased Ugandan, are also being monitored.
The deceased, the third Ugandan to have succumbed from the disease, is said to have visited a herbalist in Kitale where he was given temporary treatment, but asked to seek proper medical attention.