Following the Ebola epidemic in Uganda, Tanzania has cautioned its nationals to remain careful, especially near its borders. Tanzania has not yet been reported to have any Ebola cases.
Additionally, it has demanded screening at its borders and informational campaigns on Ebola’s symptoms.
Health Deputy Minister Godwin Mollel issued a statement in which he urged all medical officers to conduct investigations and educate the public about the sickness in their local communities.
The viral hemorrhagic illness Ebola frequently results in death. According to the World Health Organization, the fatality rate is normally high and can reach 90 percent in some outbreaks.
The virus, whose biological host is the bat, was first discovered in 1976 in the DRC. Since then, it has caused a number of outbreaks in Africa, killing over 15,000 people.
Fever, vomiting, bleeding, and diarrhea are the primary signs of human transmission by bodily fluids.
The difficulty of containing outbreaks increases in metropolitan settings.
Infected individuals do not become contagious until symptoms start to manifest, which can take anywhere between two and 21 days.
More than 11,300 people were murdered by the biggest outbreak to hit West Africa between 2013 and 2016. More than a dozen epidemics have occurred in the DRC, with the largest killing 2,280 people in 2020.
The WHO reported that the Sudan strain has previously spread to Sudan and Uganda.With a porous border to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Uganda has previously had many Ebola outbreaks, the most recent of which occurred in 2019 and resulted in at least five fatalities.