How is Kenya Ready to Handle Possible Ebola Outbreak?

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - FEBRUARY 02: A Liberian pharmacist prepares an Ebola vaccine to be given in the vaccine trials, which were launched at Redemption Hospital, formerly an Ebola holding center, on February 2, 2015 in Monrovia, Liberia. Twelve people were given injections on the first day, out of a planned 27,000 people in the Monrovia area. /John Moore/Getty Images

Kenya has initiated steps to contain a possible Ebola outbreak after World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed positive tests of the deadly disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Reports indicate that at least twenty suspected cases comprising three deaths have been reported in the DRC since April 22.

All three deaths occurred in the Likati health district of Bas-Uele province, which borders the Central African Republic.

Dr. Ernest Dabire, WHO’s health cluster coordinator said on Sunday, health officials were still investigating 17 other suspected cases.

Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is on alert to curb any suspected Ebola case. In its initial measures, the airport management has revived holding rooms to isolate all suspected Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases while awaiting possible transfer to health facilities.

Director of medical services Jackson Kioko said on Tuesday: “We have strengthened screening and surveillance of travelers from and through DRC at all points of entry.”

He assured Kenyans that there was no suspected case of Ebola Virus in the country.