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Kericho Ebola free patients to move to general wards

Posted By : Wendy Amarteifio
Kericho Ebola free patients to move to general wards

Four people put in isolation at the Kericho Referral Hospital over deadly Ebola fears will be moved to general wards, county health official has said.

This is after blood sample tests from a 36-year-old woman with symptoms similar to those of the haemorrhagic fever turned out negative. The woman, who had travelled from Malaba town in Busia County on the Kenya-Uganda border to see her husband, had been quarantined at the hospital.

Her husband and two friends who helped take her to the facility had also been put in isolation.

“They will be moved to the general ward as they undergo further observation by doctors after the results sent to Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) showed they are Ebola-free,” said Dr Shadrack Mutai, the County Executive in charge of Medical Services and Public Health.

The patients will also undergo counselling owing to the trauma they had been subjected to over the incident, Dr Mutai added on Tuesday. He appealed to members of the public and their immediate families not to stigmatise them once they are back home as they have been given a clean bill of health.

Credit: Daily Nation 

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