A Chinese National from Nakuru has kept himself in a self quarantine at Ingobor area in Kaptembwa Nakuru west Sub County in Nakuru.
The Chinese National jetted in the country using a Chinese direct flight to JKIA where he was tested and later traveled to Nakuru to join his family.
Nakuru County CEC for health Dr. Gichuki Kariuki says they received the information about the Chinese man and visited his place on Tuesday where they carried all tests reliable to detect signs of the virus.
Gichuki said that there is no need of causing alarm while disclosing that the Chinese will continue to quarantine himself for the next 14 days where the county health officials will also be making routine visits and tests.
“There is no need of causing alarm but we shall, be visiting him regularly to ensure he is okay as well as his family” said Dr.Gichuki.
According to World Health Organization, Corona viruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
A novel corona virus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
Corona viruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.
Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans.
Several known corona viruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, and cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs.
Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
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