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Kenya closes its borders to three countries


08-17-2014 13:31 BJT

Kenya is closing its borders to travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone due to the Ebola outbreak. 

Nairobi says the closure is a temporary measure, and will go into effect next week. It will however, exclude health professionals helping to contain the outbreak, as well as Kenyan citizens returning home. Although the Kenyan government said these citizens will undergo intense screening on their arrival. 

More than 11-hundred people have died from the virus. Health experts warn the outbreak in West Africa may last another six months.

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