Kenya’s first day in the Ebola crisis is almost upon us, and many people are now taking a closer look at what the government is doing to prepare for the deadly disease.
Here’s what to do in Kenya as the virus sweeps the country:What you need to know about the Ebola virus:1.
The first test is scheduled for Friday in the capital, Nairobi, and it will be conducted by the World Health Organization’s International Centre for Disease Control (ICDC).
There’s also a new diagnostic test for Ebola, but that’s not yet available.
Kenya’s national public health agency said Thursday that it is still waiting for confirmation of a final diagnosis from the World Bank and WHO.
The tests will be run in teams of three doctors and two nurses.2.
The World Health Assembly on Friday will consider a proposal from the government to expand its response to the Ebola pandemic.
It has not yet been decided whether the plan will be implemented.3.
In the United States, the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control announced Friday that its first-ever outbreak of Ebola has been contained in three states.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said it will increase its response and provide training for workers and health care workers in Ebola-stricken communities.4.
The Ebola virus has killed over 1,600 people and infected more than 4,000 in West Africa.
It remains the deadliest outbreak on record, surpassing the 2010 coronavirus that killed nearly 4,600.5.
On Friday, President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the Ebola Act that grants the president broad powers to control the spread of the virus, including the power to quarantine, monitor and contain it.
Kenya’s health minister, Gueye Ntungu, said that while the country is now prepared for the Ebola epidemic, it is facing other challenges, including economic hardships and a high number of cases.
Ntengu said Kenya needs to develop the capacity of its health system to manage and control the Ebola, and implement policies to improve quality of life.