|Written By:Carol Gakii, Posted: Thu, Dec 22, 2011|
Panic has gripped Nairobi residents after a 29 year old woman died Thursday at Kenyatta National Hospital of a suspected Ebola attack.
Three other people who accompanied the woman to hospital have been quarantined as the hospital carries out test to establish the real cause of the death.
The three are father to the deceased, a friend and a taxi driver. The woman arrived at the hospital in a taxi bleeding from the nose, ears and mouth and was pronounced dead shortly after.
Addressing journalists KNH spokesman Simon Ithai told said a team of medical personnel have been dispatched to the hotel where the woman worked and at her home for further analysis.
Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF) is a viral haemorrhagic fever and one of the most dangerous viral diseases known to humankind.
There is no known treatment or vaccine for Ebola, which is transmitted through close personal contact.
Its initial symptoms include persistent fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat which is usually followed by vomiting, diarrhoea, rashes on the body as well as external bleeding.