Health Director General, Dr Patrick Amoth on Monday while addressing the media on Kenya’s Ebola virus status update gave a list of close to 23 counties, among them Kaimbu,Makueni and Taita Taveta descrribing them as easy hotspots for the lethal virus if it gets imported from Uganda.
“We are in a new world order, where we have one disease outbreak after another. However, now we have a plan to respond in case of any outbreak,” he said in Nairobi yesterday where the Ministry of Health hosted a multi-agency team.
Some of the counties that are at high risk of exposure due to their proximity to Uganda include; Busia, Bungoma, Siaya, Migori, Homa Bay, Kisumu, Trans Nzoia, West Pokot, Turkana, Uasin Gishu and Kericho.
Others are Nakuru, Kiambu, Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Makueni, Taita Taveta, Mombasa, and Kwale, because of they are along the northern transport corridor that links the neighbouring Uganda and Kenya’s Coast.