Tanzania reports five deaths due to unknown illness in Kagera province


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The Tanzanian Ministry of Health reported that it had received information of a hitherto unknown disease in Kagera County in the villages of Bukoba District, Maruko and Kanyangiriko Districts, and Bulinda and Butaibiga Villages.


The government’s chief medical officer Professor Tominee Nago said a total of 7 people were believed to be suffering from flu symptoms, vomiting, bleeding in different parts of the body and kidney failure.

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She said that five of them died and two others are in hospital undergoing treatment because the trend of the disease indicates the possibility of infection with an infectious disease.

“The government continues to closely monitor the trend of this disease and take control measures to prevent it from spreading,” she said.

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