Kenya Heightens Screening at Western Border Over Threats of Ebola Outbreak

Kenya’s Health Ministry says it has heightened screening along its western border points following the Ebola outbreak in neighboring Uganda.

Acting Director-General for Health, Dr. Patrick Amoth, while speaking to journalists urged Kenyans to minimize cross-border movements in order to minimize the risk of spreading the deadly disease.

Dr. Amoth’s remarks came as tests on a suspected case of Ebola in the western county of Kakamega returned negative results.

The patient, a thirty-two-year-old man who had recently traveled to Uganda, remains in isolation in accordance with health guidelines.