Monday, 26 January 2009

Region on alert over Ebola fever

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Paulina David in Mwanza

Health officials in Mwanza have been placed on alert amid fears of the Ebola fever, an infectious and generally fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding.

The fever was recently reported to have recurred in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where it was first observed in the 1970s.

Mwanza regional medical doctor, Dr Meshack Massi said they were working with other authorities to diagnose all people arriving into the country from DRC to check symptoms of the disease.

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