Screening at Kenya-Uganda border for Ebola


Sep 28, 2022

(28 Sep 2022) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: ASSOCIATED PRESS Busia, Kenya – 27 September 2022 1. Sign reading (English): “Welcome to Uganda” HEADLINE: Screening at Kenya-Uganda border for Ebola 2. Wide of people crossing the border to Kenya 3. Various of medical personnel taking temperatures ANNOTATION: An outbreak of Ebola in Uganda has prompted health authorities in Kenya to heighten surveillance to prevent the virus from spreading across the border. ANNOTATION: Travelers from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, South Sudan, and Uganda must now undergo screening as they pass into Kenya. ANNOTATION: The screening includes measuring body temperatures, with those who have a temperature beyond 37.8C being directed to a holding room at the border. 4. Sign reading (English): “Immigration Uganda” 5. Various of travelers waiting to cross border ANNOTATION: If their temperature cools down, the traveler is allowed to proceed with their journey. 6. Mid of health officials ANNOTATION: But if it remains high, they are taken into an Ebola isolation center at the hospital. 7. Mid of people waiting ANNOTATION: Kenya has yet to report a case of Ebola. 8. Various of screen showing CCTV of people waiting ANNOTATION: Health officials say so far the spread appears to be contained and isolated within Uganda, where more than 30 people have been infected. 9. Various of trucks stopping at the border STORYLINE: An outbreak of Ebola in the Ugandan town of Mubende has prompted health authorities in the Kenyan frontier town of Busia to heighten surveillance to prevent the virus from spreading across the border. Travelers and truck drivers traveling from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, South Sudan, and Uganda into Kenya now have to undergo screening at the Busia border crossing. The screening includes measuring body temperatures, with those who have a temperature beyond 37.8C being directed to a holding room at the border. If the temperature cools down, the traveler is allowed to proceed with their journey, but if it remains high, they are taken into an Ebola isolation center at a hospital. Officials at the border town say they have screened over 5,000 people since the first case of Ebola was reported in Uganda about two weeks ago, but so far no one has been taken into the Kenyan isolation center. Kenya has yet to report a case of Ebola, but Kenyans residing in the border town want the Kenyan government and the Busia County government to ensure all measures are taken to prevent Ebola from spreading. Health officials on the Kenyan border with Uganda say so far the spread appears to be contained and isolated within Uganda, where more than 30 people have been infected. AP Video shot by Fred Ooko

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