August 22, 2018

Beware of diseases resembling Ebola: experts

Beware of diseases resembling Ebola: experts

Experts say there is a wide range of viral diseases in Tanzania which mimic ebola and urged the public not to panic when an individual develops symptoms such as fever and bleeding.

The recent death of two people in Dar es Salaam is the latest among the incidents where patients with Ebola-like symptoms died in the country—only to be confirmed later that they didn’t actually succumb to the deadly disease.

Last week, neighbouring Kenya issued an alert over an outbreak of Yellow fever in the country after two people reported to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) with symptoms of fever and bleeding.

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They were later confirmed to have died of the disease. Patients suspected of yellow fever usually have symptoms such as chills, nausea, joint pains and sometimes can bleed from the nose or mouth. Read more

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