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Tanzania Silently Refutes Ebola Outbreak

The United Nations has cautioned the Tanzanian government to explain the circumstances surrounding the death of an individual from suspected Ebola virus disease, earlier this month in Dar es Salaam.

The Ebola outbreak began in August last year in the North East of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The cases of Ebola are currently estimated in more than 3,150 in DRC.

On Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) says it had not received the required information from Tanzania to fully establish the risks despite several requests.

Addressing Journalists in Geneva, WHO Spokesperson Fedela Chaib says the organization is ready to help the country with any type of emergency.

She adds that WHO is in contact with the Tanzania authorities. ” WHO is closely following and seeking on unofficial reports of cases of undiagnosed febrile illness in Tanzania. Despite several requests, WHO has nt received the information required to fully assess the potential risk posed by the event,” she said.

The organization has not put any travel restrictions to Tanzania.

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