Kenyan health officials say that a woman who bled out and died at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) tested negative for both the Ebolavirus and Marburgvirus, according to Kenya news source, The Star.


Medical tests conducted yesterday on her blood samples at the Kenya Medical Research Institute and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention laboratories were negative.

Airport officials say the female passenger who had arrived from Juba, South Sudan arrived at the JKIA with fever and bleeding from the openings of her body and was quarantined. She was later rushed to the hospital but died in the evening.

The situation understandably caused panic at the airport and the international arrivals terminal was deserted after word went round that a woman had died there.

Airport officials attempted to recall other passengers aboard Fly540 flight; however, most had already left.

Director of Medical Services Nicholas Muraguri said the airplane has been disinfected.

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