A Woman Suspected to have Ebola Undergoes Test at Kericho County Hospital

After 30 patients have been reported in Uganda with Ebola, Kenya has tried to be sensitive with people coming from the borders. The aim of this is to keep the country safe from deaths resulting from deadly virus.

Kericho County Government has said that test results of a female patient who was yesterday night admitted to Kericho County Referral Hospital with suspected Ebola symptoms will be out in 12 to 24 hours.

Symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) include:

  • Fever
  • Severe headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising)

Read also: Ebola Cases in Uganda

Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after contact with the virus, with an average of 8 to 10 days. Many common illnesses can have these same symptoms, including influenza (flu) or malaria.

Kenyans at the border with Uganda needs also to be cautious to ensure the deadly disease doesn’t affect them.

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