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Kenyans React as Popular Governor Gives Directives Against Bodies From Neighbouring Countries

As part of the steps to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, the county government of Trans Nzoia has ordered all morgues not to accept dead from the neighboring Uganda.

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Only patients from the neighboring countries whose cause of death has been determined will have their bodies kept in county facilities, according to area governor George Natembeya.

However, he added that because of the porous nature of the Kenya-Ugandan border, it is difficult to control the movement of people around the region; therefore, it is crucial that locals adhere to the safety precautions.

All public health officers have been placed on high alert, according to Dr. Emmaniel Wanjala, the medical director of the Mt. Elgon county hospital.

Natembeya has, also , assured residents that his administration has put up measures that will help avert chances of the disease spreading into the county, including increased disease surveillance and screening at border points.


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