The government of Tanzania defines Ebola's scare as a doctor dies in Dar es Salaam

The government of Tanzania defines Ebola's scare as a doctor dies in Dar es Salaam
According to the Citizens Reporter @TheCitizenTz

Dar es Salaam. The government said yesterday that reporters were worried that a Tanzanian medical doctor studying in Uganda had died of a viral infection that had come to the fatal Ebola diseases.

Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu The reports called said six others had developed Ebola– like signs as rumors. But she told journalists that there were two cases of people there Mwanza and Dar es Salaam suspected of contracting an Ebola virus.

“We took examples of both of these cases and I can confirm that the Ebola virus was not infected with the patients; Ms Mwalimu said at a press conference, informing her that the only authority she had mandated was an outbreak of disease such as Ebola and other life-threatening epidemics.

The Minister confirmed the day after the World Health Organization (WHO) He said he was investigating “as a matter of urgency”, “rumor” of death from an unknown illness in Tanzania. Some embassies also issued alerts about WHO warnings.

An outbreak of viral disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and a case reported in West Uganda at the border with the DRC have led to higher alerts across Ebola across East Africa.

The DRC is tackling the second largest Ebola epidemic ever in the world, with more than 2500 people lost and 3000 infections confirmed since the outbreak was announced on 1 August, 2018.


The outbreak is happening North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri provinces. The largest outbreak occurred between 2014 and 2016 in West Africa, with 28,616 cases of Ebola and 11,310 deaths reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone alone.

Nearby DRC countries, including Tanzania, are taking steps to mitigate the risk of dispersal. Ebola is known to spread from country to country through cross-border activities.

“I urge the public to take precautions. We have improved screening for suspected cases at key border areas with Uganda and DRC and ports, ”Ms Mwalimu said in Dar es Salaam.

WHO document The Citizen The story was learned, a case of a 34-year-old woman from Tanzania studying in Uganda, traveling between the Mwanza regions, Dar es Salaam, Mtwara and Songea.

She later died, on 8 September, in Dar es Salaam when she was returned for treatment and supervised by a team of public health workers. Temeke District, according to the report.

On August 28, 2019, she developed a headache, fever, rash, bloody diarrhea, revealing the report. “…… after suspected viral fever, she was transferred to an isolated unit in another referral hospital – the Teeke Ebola Treatment Unit was collected for further management, and samples were collected. On 8 September 2019, the patient died, and was supervised on the same day, the report said.

On Friday, the WHO officially stated in a press statement that it had deployed a technical team in Tanzania to co-operate with the health ministry to investigate a death but the document did not specifically mention the case.

Reuters mentioned the Director of Communications and Policy at the Nairobi office in the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Mr Justin Williams said, the woman who died in Dar es Salaam on September 8 said symptoms were common to some diseases , including dengue or malaria, both endemic in East Africa. He refused to have Ebola.

Until yesterday, the medical community in Tanzania was crying a medical doctor who was studying at Makerere University. She was a medical staff member of Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza.

She traveled back to Tanzania from Uganda through Mwanza, to Dar es Salaam, then Songea where she was doing her fieldwork for postgraduate study. She died in Tekeke on 8 September and the health authorities immediately supervised and supervised her burial, which was close to the Citizen.

The President of the Tanzanian Medical Association (Mat), Dr Elisha Osati, told the Citizen that the death of her colleague has left many questions. He urged health workers throughout the country to be vigilant when handling their patients and to take all necessary precautions.

“So far, we don't really know what caused her death, but what I can say is that all medical staff should stay careful when treating their patients,” he said. .

However, the manner in which the medication died and was not new in Tanzania was not new. In 2016, Citizens saw health workers in Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), wearing personal protective equipment on board a special vehicle carrying two coasts with the body of the deceased, who were to be buried in Kinondoni.

The authorities said that viral Hemorrhagic Fever Syndrome was diagnosed by patients, including a class of diseases such as Denum Denum Fever, Ebola and Zika fever. However, Ebola was excluded after the deceased had negatively tested the virus.


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