Health Officials Investigating Woman’s Death Of Unknown Illness In Tanzania, Reject Ebola Rumors

Reuters: WHO investigating death in Tanzania due to unknown illness
“A woman whose death in Tanzania is being investigated by the World Health Organization probably did not have Ebola, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. … The woman who died in Dar es Salaam on Sept. 8 presented symptoms common to several diseases, including dengue or malaria, both endemic in East Africa, said Justin Williams, the director for communication and policy at the Nairobi office of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…” (Mohammed et al., 9/13).

Xinhua: Tanzanian health authorities refute rumors of Ebola outbreak
“Tanzanian health authorities on Saturday refuted rumors of an Ebola outbreak in the east African country saying people should not be scared by the rumors. ‘We don’t have Ebola patients in Tanzania,’ Ummy Mwalimu, the Minister for Health, told a news conference in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam…” (9/14).

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