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Liberian pupil with Ebola symptoms tests negative

04 September 2014, 14:21

Nakuru - Ebola tests for a 10-year-old Liberian pupil admitted to the Rift Valley General Hospital in Nakuru are negative.

The samples from Jack Saka, a Liberian pupil at Greensteds International School were taken to Kenya Medical Research Institute for testing after being admitted to the hospital, The Standard reports.

Also read: Ebola scare at JKIA
He had a headache, fever, and was vomiting when he went to seek treatment at the school’s dispensary.

The incident comes several hours after the government allayed fears of an Ebola case from a passenger who arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

The passenger is said to have arrived in Nairobi on Wednesday night aboard a KQ 550 flight.

He vomited in the plane, forcing the Kenya Airways crew to alert Ministry of Health officials.

Read also: Ebola screening centre launched at Kenya-Uganda border

However, the Director of Medical Services, Dr. Nicholas Muraguri said the passenger was suffering from food poisoning and that tests for Ebola came negative.

 - For more visit The Standard

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