In Summary
  • Aircrafts from the two countries and ships from Madagascar must now submit health declaration forms.
  • The Marburg virus outbreak was reported in Kween District of Eastern Uganda bordering Bungoma County.

Kenya has increased its surveillance of visitors coming from Madagascar and Uganda in the wake of plague and Marburg virus disease outbreaks in the two countries respectively.

Aircrafts from the two countries and ships from Madagascar must now submit health declaration forms and sanitation certificates at the points of entries.

In Madagascar, the plague outbreak has killed more than 100 people since August.

SCREENING

More than 1,100 cases of infections have been reported.

In Uganda, two people have been killed by Marburg virus, according to World Health Organization (WHO).

“In order to prevent importation of these diseases into the country, the Ministry of Health in collaboration with stakeholders have undertaken some measures including screening of travellers and crew members of vessels from the two countries on arrival,” Director of Medical Services Jackson Kioko said.

He added: “We have intensified active case search in counties bordering the epicentre of the outbreak. However, there is no single case of either of the two diseases in the country.”

BORDER POINTS
The Marburg virus outbreak was reported in Kween District of Eastern Uganda bordering Bungoma County.

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