Kenya’s Health ministry has reactivated rapid response teams for enhanced surveillance and follow up on travelers from or through the DRC.

Travelers who will be monitored closely are those with elevated body temperatures and asymptomatic cases. WHO declared an Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo after it was revealed that the killer virus had left several dead.

In a statement on Tuesday, the ministry said the aim is to avert an outbreak and strengthen screening and surveillance at all points of entry.

“All persons with travel history from or through DRC, especially in affected areas, will be required to provide a minimum package of information to guide investigations,” read the statement.

 This includes personal details, exact location of origin/transit, history of contact with potential EVD cases, presence of any suggestive signs and symptoms of EVD and declaration of contact while in the country).

“[This] will be collected to aid personal risk assessment and daily follow-up for 21 days if they will still be resident in the country.”…