World Health Organization has classified Kenya as a high risk area for the deadly Ebola outbreak. WHO at a press conference in Nairobi said Kenya is a major transport hub in the region receiving 76 flights a week making it vulnerable to Ebola. Health Ministry however said it is not advising Kenya Airways or any other flight from either flying to or from West Africa. “Kenya Airways will not stop its flight to the four Ebola stricken countries despite the WHO declaring the situation an emergency,” said Kenya Airways I arriving CEO Mbuvi Ngunze. The death toll from the worst ever outbreak of Ebola has reached 1,013 after another 52 people died in the three days to Aug. 9 in three West African countries, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The largest number of reported new deaths were in Liberia, where 29 people died, followed by 17 in Sierra Leone and six in Guinea, the WHO said in a statement on its website. The total number of cases rose to 1,848, it said.
Nigeria reports third Ebola death: A member of the West African regional body Ecowas has become the third person in Nigeria to die of Ebola fever, Ecowas said on Wednesday. Jatto Asihu Abdulqudir, 36, a protocol assistant, was travelling to an Ecowas function with Liberian Patrick Sawyer, the man who brought Ebola to Nigeria last month. Abdulqudir had been under quarantine. The country has reported eight cases of Ebola since Sawyer arrived on July 20. “The Commission wishes to reassure staff of all Community institutions all over the entire region that it is taking all necessary steps to guarantee their health and safety,” Ecowas said in a statement. Extinction Protocol
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