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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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South Sudan: Twenty Die in Kenyan Camp

Nov 3 2014 4:59am CST | Source: AllAfrica.com

[Sudan Tribune]Nairobi -At least 20 more people have been killed in a renewed fighting over the weekend between various communities in Kakuma refugee camp in western part of Kenya of Turkana district, ...
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Kenya: Raiders Kill Seven Police Officers in Turkana

Nov 2 2014 10:06pm CST | Source: AllAfrica.com

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Kenya: KDF Liberates Somalia Island From Shabaab

Nov 2 2014 5:52am CST | Source: AllAfrica.com

[The Star]Kenya Defence Forces working under Amisom and Interim Jubaland Administration troops yesterday liberated a strategic Somalia island that had been controlled by al Shabaab insurg ...
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Here's How 43 Advanced, Emerging, and Developing Countries Rated Their Happiness

Oct 31 2014 6:03am CDT | Source: Business Insider

While the wealthy who live in advanced economies claim to be happier with their life situation, those living in emerging economies are close to the same level of satisfaction, according to a new Pew Research Center report. The survey asked respondents of 43 nations to measure their happiness on a scale of 0 to 10, where 10 represents the the highest rung of life's ladder. Those who answered between 7 and 10 were counted as being happy.  Mexico, ...
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Kenya: Ebola Spread Hurts Kenya's Tourism, Say Hoteliers

Oct 29 2014 10:23am CDT | Source: AllAfrica.com

[The Star]The spread of Ebola in West Africa has affected tourism ...
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East Africa Tourism Suffers As Ebola Fears Spread Across Continent

Oct 29 2014 10:14am CDT | Source: IBTimes World

Tourism in Kenya and Tanzania hurt by Ebola outbreak half a continen ...
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Kenya: Kimaiyo Puts Security Agencies On High Alert As Al-Shabaab Members Flee Somalia

Oct 27 2014 1:35am CDT | Source: AllAfrica.com

[Sabahi]Kenya's security agencies were placed on high alert Thursday (October 23rd) over fears that al-Shabaab militants fleeing Somalia could be seeking refuge across the border, Kenya's Daily Nation ...
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4 weeks ago

Kenya: Refugees May Become Citizens Under New Law

Oct 27 2014 12:42am CDT | Source: AllAfrica.com

[The Star]REFUGEES in Kenya can apply and be granted citizenship, if a proposed law is passed and adopted. ...
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4 weeks ago

Kenya: Seized Chinese Ship Intended for LAPSSET

Oct 27 2014 12:16am CDT | Source: AllAfrica.com

[The Star]THE Kenya Ports Authority has acknowledged it knew about the Panama vessel on Kenyan w ...
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4 weeks ago

Kenya: Kengen Stock Plummets After Profit Dips

Oct 27 2014 12:16am CDT | Source: AllAfrica.com

[The Star]KenGen's share price at the NSE shed 11.2 per cent on Friday to close at Sh11.50 a piece from the previous day's close of Sh12.95 after its net profit n ...
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