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KENYA, Ministry of Health Intensifies Border Screening For Ebola Following New Outbreak

Public health officers manning the porous Kenyan border of Malaba have heightened surveillance at all the exit and entry points, in Busia and Malaba border towns following a new Ebola outbreak in the West African nation of Guinea.

Speaking to the press at the port health office of Malaba, Manager Paul Bii said even though Kenya has never reported the deadly virus, they were leaving nothing to chance adding that the ministry had taken proactive measures including screening at the border point.

So far any traveller who arrives into the country from the great lake region shall undergo screening before they are allowed into the country.

Truck drivers from DRC Congo will be subjected to checks.

Police officers have also beefed up security to contain an illegal entry from neighbouring countries using the so-called ‘panya routes‘.

Bii further said they had designated some rooms to be used for isolation area in the event of a suspected case.

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