Tanzania has dispatched a team of doctors and health experts to investigate a mysterious disease that has claimed the lives of three people.
The government yesterday said
Symptoms of the illness include fever, headaches, fatigue and nosebleeds.
Government’s chief medical officer, Aifello Sichalwe, said 13 cases have been reported in the southeastern region of Lindi, including the three people who died.
Sichalwe said the patients had tested negative for Ebola and Marburg, as well as Covid-19.
One of the patients had fully recovered while the others were being isolated, he said.
Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Tuesday the “strange” disease reported in Lindi may have been caused by “growing interaction” between humans and wild animals as a result of environmental degradation.