31 July 2014

Kenya: West African Tourists to Be Screened Before Entering the Country.

Photo: Jarkko Mikkonen / Finnish Red Cross
Cholera in Sierra Leone, august 2012. Mabela community in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Poor hygiene, lack of clean water and sanitation contribute to high risk of cholera and numerous other diseases in communities. Blue Flag volunteer Ibrahim Mansaraf demonstrates the right procedure of washing hands

Visitors coming into the country from Guinea, Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone will be screened for the Ebola virus. Shikanga O Tipo from the Health ministry says they will be required to sign health forms at the airport, a move aimed at preventing further spread of the disease.

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