During a press conference on September 27, Health Director General Dr. Patrick Amoth identified the counties of Nairobi and Mombasa, which are home to the Jomo Kenyatta and Moi International Airports, respectively, as high-risk entry points for the Ebola Virus following the outbreak in neighboring Uganda.
Because of their proximity to major airport hubs, Amoth also said that the towns of Kisumu and Eldoret will be under surveillance.
Kiambu, Machakos, Kajiado, Nakuru, Taita Taveta, Kwale, Kericho, Bungoma, Siaya, Migori, Homa Bay, Kisumu, Trans Nzoia, West Pokot, Turkana, and Uasin Gishu are among the 18 additional counties in the red zone.
He elaborated that Ministry staff have been stationed in the mentioned counties in an effort to track down any potential incidents.
Additionally included on the list of high-risk areas is Kakuma, which is home to a significant number of Ugandan citizens.
It is strongly recommended that members of the general public wash their hands often, put on face masks, and maintain an appropriate social distance.
The Ministry of Health requested that Kenyans be on the lookout for the signs and symptoms of the illness, which include bleeding from bodily openings, a runny stomach, a high temperature, a cough that is marked by chest pains, and a skin rash.
It is important that anybody showing such symptoms get immediate medical assistance and notify the appropriate authorities.