The Ministry of Health had no business treating Ebola outbreak so casually

Kenyan health officials help passengers to fill out medical forms before screening them as they arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on August 14, 2014. A US school teacher has quit her job after being forced to take a “precautionary leave” after fears that she may have contracted the deadly Ebola during a trip to Kenya. AFP PHOTO | SIMON MAINA

What you need to know:

  • In the villages of West Africa, people are still eating bats and chimpanzees, from which the virus is suspected to have come.
  • We have cultural practices, especially funeral rites and the treatment of patients, which create a fertile ground for its transmission.
  • There must be teams of doctors, nurses and security to subject passengers from West Africa to a proper medical examination before they are allowed on planes.

Sometimes Kenyans behave like a bunch of halfwits. There are things that are so important, one should attack them with resoluteness and unrelenting effort.

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