Kenya ups surveillance against plague, Marburg


Kenya has strengthened surveillance in all its border counties and entry points, including airports, to prevent outbreak of plague and Marburg diseases, which are ravaging Madagascar and Uganda respectively.

Jackson Kioko, Director of Medical Services at the Ministry of Health, said in a statement Sunday that Kenya is at risk of outbreak as it receives up to 20 flights weekly from Madagascar and as it borders Uganda.

An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has reportedly killed over 100, while Marburg has been reported in Eastern Ugandan where it has killed at least two people.

Kioko noted that the ministry of health has strengthened surveillance activities in all entry points and within counties bordering Eastern Uganda. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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