Medical staff quarantined after coming into contact with COVID-19 patient

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A section of medical staff at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi have been put under mandatory quarantine after coming into contact with the 66 year old Covid-19 who died recently.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that the patient initially did not disclose to medics that he had travelled outside Kenya.

He allegedly presented himself to the hospital with mild fever and was prescribed medication to take at home.

“We do confirm that a number of our healthcare workers were exposed to a Covid-19 case by virtue of non-disclosure by the patient on their travel history,” Dr Majid Twahir, an associate dean and the chief of staff at the hospital told a local media house

After his first visit, the patient returned to the facility three days later complaining that his condition had worsened. He revealed that he had traveled outside the country and was immediately isolated.

The staff who handled him on his first visit were immediately also put on a 14-day mandatory quarantine.

“This notwithstanding, since this was discovered we took the necessary precautions immediately. The affected clinicians are currently under quarantine for the required 14 days, None of these staff members have tested positive for coronavirus. Should any of them exhibit any symptoms, they will be tested for the virus.” Dr Twahir added

 

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