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Tanzania issues alert over strange disease that killed 3 people

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Tanzanian health authorities issued an alert on Wednesday saying three people have been killed and 13 others admitted to health centers after a strange disease broke out in the country’s southern region of Lindi.

Aifello Sichalwe, the chief medical officer in the Ministry of Health, said in a statement people should not panic following the outbreak of the strange disease as the government was working hard to detect it.

Symptoms of the disease included fever, nosebleeds, headache and body fatigue, said Sichalwe, adding that the three deaths and 13 patients were recorded by Tuesday in Ruangwa district, and their tested samples showed negative for COVID-19, Ebola and Marburg.

He said the Ministry of Health has formed a team of experts from the Department of Epidemics, the chief government chemist, the Muhimbili University of Health Sciences, the National Medical Research Institute and the Department of Livestock in the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries to investigate the disease.

Other measures taken by the government included quarantining patients that are suspected to have been infected by the strange disease and tracing people that were in contact with people killed by the disease or those suffering from the disease, said the chief medical officer. Enditem

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