Today a team of medical experts from Dar es Salaam that were sent yesterday to Kagera region to examine to patients said to be suffering from the Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Meanwhile the Deputy Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Seif Seleman Rashid, confirmed the outbreak of the deadly virus in the western part of the country.
Reports from Nyakahanga designated hospital in Karagwe district, Kagera region, pointed out that two patients including a child are suspected of being sick from the hemorrhagic fever. Upon the confirmation of the disease the patients have been isolated. It has not been confirmed that the fever is spreading beyond its borders.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has alerted Tanzania of the Ebola threat, prompting its ministry to make the press statement and take the right precautions.
Doctors and the district health workers from the Kagera region have started to warn people in the surrounding villages to take precaution measures whenever they come across such patients. (AV)