The government of Tanzania said on Wednesday July 13, that a team of medical professionals and health specialists has been sent to examine a strange illness that has killed three people.
A statement issued by the government’s top medical officer, Aifello Sichalwe, confirmed the symptoms of the sickness to include fever, headaches, fatigue, and nosebleeds.
The three fatal cases are among the 13 cases that have been documented so far in the southeastern region of Lindi.
Sichalwe said the patients’ tested negative for Covid-19, Marburg, and Ebola virus.
He claimed that while the other patients were being segregated, one of the patients had entirely recovered.
“The government formed a team of professionals who are still investigating this unknown disease,” he added, calling on people in the area to remain calm.
Last week, Ghana reported two suspected cases of the Marburg virus, which is related to the Ebola virus and exhibits symptoms including high fever and bleeding both inside and externally.
President of Tanzania Samia Suluhu Hassan stated on Tuesday that the “increasing connection” between people and wild animals as a result of environmental deterioration may have been the root of the “strange” disease observed in Lindi.