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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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Kenya: Kenyans Still At Risk of Losing Jobs Under South Sudan's Foreign Workers Ban

Sep 22 2014 2:29am CDT | Source: AllAfrica.com

[Sabahi]Nairobi -Even after South Sudan amended an order issued last week prohibiting the employment of foreign workers, Kenyans working in Africa's newest country continue to be wary of the new policy ...
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Kenya: Lamu Curfew Extended Until Oct 23

Sep 22 2014 1:20am CDT | Source: AllAfrica.com

[Capital FM]Nairobi -The curfew imposed on residents of Lamu County was on Saturday extended for one month to enable police officers conduct their security operation ...
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Kenya: Commemorating Westgate Shopping Mall Terror Attack

Sep 22 2014 12:20am CDT | Source: AllAfrica.com

[The Star]Tomorrow September 21, 2014, we shall be marking one year since Westgate Shopping Mall attack. On this day, al Shabaab struck right at the centre of the busiest Up Market centre in Kenya. For four days, about four terrorists held Kenyans hostage either in their houses watching TVs or at the Westgate mall. We lost 67 ...
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Kenya: One Year After Mall Attack, Kenya Security Forces Face Same Challenges

Sep 21 2014 12:23pm CDT | Source: AllAfrica.com

[VOA]Nairobi -Security forces in Kenya have been blamed for an unorganized response to last year's militant attacks on the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, and for failing to heed security warnings ahead of time. One year after that deadly siege, security experts sa ...
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Kenya marks anniversary of Westgate mall attack

Sep 21 2014 12:33am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Nairobi (AFP) - Kenya on Sunday marks a year since Somali Islamist gunmen attacked Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall, with anniversary commemorations including the unveiling of a memorial stone and candlelight vigil. At least 67 people were killed and scores more wounded when a small group of Al-Qaeda-affiliated fighters walked into the upmarket mall, tossing grenades and executing shoppers and staff.Kenya has been on ...
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Kenya: Police On High Alert Over Terror Attack Fears

Sep 20 2014 9:36am CDT | Source: AllAfrica.com

[Capital FM]Nairobi Kenya -Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo on Sunday announced that they are on high alert following fears of a terror attack during the W ...
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3 days ago

SAPVoice: Africa Is Poised To Power The Next Phase Of Global Economic Growth

Sep 19 2014 7:33am CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

When Vasco da Gama, the 15th century Portuguese explorer, landed in Kenya searching for a sea route from Europe to India, he found Chinese traders who had arrived in Malindi earlier that century following a series of expeditions sponsored by the Ming dynasty. Today, ...
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5 days ago

Kenya: Mandera Clan Conflict Has Displaced More Than 19,000, Kenya Red Cross Says

Sep 17 2014 12:22am CDT | Source: AllAfrica.com

[Sabahi]The ongoing conflict since May between the Degodia and Garre clans in Mandera County has displaced more than 19,000 people, Kenya's The Star reporte ...
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Kenya: NGO to Offer 1 Million Free Pap Smear Tests in October

Sep 16 2014 10:33am CDT | Source: AllAfrica.com

[Capital FM]Nairobi -An initiative aimed at reducing cancer amongst women in Kenya has set out to offer one million free Pap smear tests in Kenya's 47 counties next month, a ...
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US Teenager 'Harassed by Police' Mistaken for White Widow Terrorist Samantha Lewthwaite

Sep 16 2014 10:14am CDT | Source: IBTimes UK

The girl was on vacation with her family in Kenya when police stopp ...
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