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Four suspected Ebola patients in Kenya test negative

Aug 18 2014, 7:30am CDT | by

Nairobi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Kenyan government Monday dismissed fears of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in the country, saying that four patients admitted to hospital with Ebola-like symptoms have tested negative.

Nairobi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Kenyan government Monday dismissed fears of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in the country, saying that four patients admitted to hospital with Ebola-like symptoms have...

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Four suspected Ebola patients in Kenya test negative

Aug 18 2014, 7:30am CDT | by

Nairobi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Kenyan government Monday dismissed fears of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in the country, saying that four patients admitted to hospital with Ebola-like symptoms have tested negative.

Nairobi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Kenyan government Monday dismissed fears of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in the country, saying that four patients admitted to hospital with Ebola-like symptoms have tested negative.

Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia dismissed claims that one of the four patients tested positive for Ebola at Kenyatta National Hospital, Xinhua reported.

"I wish to assure Kenyans that the Ebola fever is not in Kenya. All the four patients who were admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital with Ebola-like symptoms have tested negative," Macharia told journalists.

He said a second test confirmed the earlier results that the four patients tested negative.

The government will suspend the entry of passengers travelling from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone from Wednesday as a measure to deal with the Ebola crisis.

National carrier Kenya Airways will also suspend its commercial flight operations to the Ebola-hit region temporarily with effect from Wednesday.

The World Health Organisation declared the epidemic an international health emergency appealing for global aid.

Ebola, which spreads through the mucus and other body fluids or secretions such as stool, urine, saliva and semen of infected people, is believed to be very difficult to control.

It has killed more than 1,000 people in West African countries since early this year.

 
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Oct 22 2014 6:21am CDT | Source: Africa Business

In February 2015 the Kenyatta International Conference Centre welcomes all international interest of the construction, infrastructure, building and energy industry. CIBEX East Africa is the perfect meeting point for all industry members in Kenya, the hub of the region. Attendees will get in touch with potential business partners, gather information about the market and benefit ...Read Mor ...
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LETTER FROM NAIROBI: Mazrui taught what it meant to be truly African

Oct 20 2014 11:44pm CDT | Source: Business Day

Ali Mazrui’s work opened one’s mind up to a new idea of what it truly means to be African — and not the Africa of colonial Europe, writes Muthoni Maingi ...
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Why The Extinction Of All Rhinos Could Be Catastrophic

Oct 20 2014 1:18pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

One of the last northern white rhinos in the world died in Kenya this weekend, leaving the species on the brink of extinction, with only six animals left. While other species of rhinoceros, such as the southern white rhino, still roam, all five species of rhino sit on the endangered list. If the entire population disappears from the globe, the result could spell catastrophe for African savannas — and potenti ...
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Somalia: Somali Seeks Pirates

Oct 20 2014 7:18am CDT | Source: AllAfrica.com

[Sabahi]Kenya and Somalia are in discussions to have Somali pirates held in Kenyan prisons transferred to serve their time in Somalia, officials told Sabahi Friday (October 17t ...
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Kenya: Police Vetting Goes At Snail's Pace

Oct 20 2014 5:29am CDT | Source: AllAfrica.com

[Capital FM]Nairobi -Human rights groups and security experts in Kenya say a vetting process that is key to reforming the police force has barely got off the ground, and needs urgent action to make it both credible and effe ...
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South Sudan: Machar Discuses Peace Process With Kenyatta

Oct 20 2014 4:39am CDT | Source: AllAfrica.com

[Sudan Tribune]Nairobi -The leader of the opposition faction of the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO), Riek Machar, has briefed the Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta on the progress made as well as the outstanding issues in the peace process between the two South ...
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Only Six White Rhinos Left in the World as Poaching Continues

Oct 20 2014 3:58am CDT | Source: IBTimes UK

Death of rare northern white rhino in Kenya leaves only a handful of animals ali ...
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Kenya: Kenya Opens World's Largest Geothermal Plant

Oct 20 2014 3:32am CDT | Source: AllAfrica.com

[Capital FM]Nairobi -The cost of electricity in the country is expected to go down by 30 percent by the end of this month and 50 percent by early next year following the launch of the world's largest geothermal power plan ...
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Kenya: White Northern Rhino On Brink of Extinction After Death in Kenya

Oct 20 2014 2:49am CDT | Source: AllAfrica.com

[Deutsche Welle]One of the last two breeding male northern white rhinos has died in Kenya. It leaves just six individuals left in the wo ...
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Kenya: Army Kill Gunmen, Seize Explosives

Oct 19 2014 11:47am CDT | Source: AllAfrica.com

[Capital FM]Nairobi -A four-wheel drive vehicle was intercepted at the Kenya-Ethiopia boarder as it tried to cross into Kenya laden with explosives on ...
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