Malawi risks Ebola attack as neighbouring Tanzania gets it

Tanzania has recorded one death and two other people are sick with ebola, a situation which puts Malawi at risk of getting the deadly disease.

WHO criticises Tanzania for not sharing Ebola information

World Health Organisation (WHO) has rebuked Tanzania for failing to provide information about the possible ebola virus infections.

The WHO says it had learnt of one suspected fatal case in Dar-es-Salaam and two others but, despite repeated requests, was given no information.

Most Malawian traders go to Tanzania for trade and get vehicles just as Tanzanias come to Malawi for trade and other errands.

Malawi authorities say there is no cause for alarm, saying all people in cross border journeys are screened of the disease.

WHO says the patient who died had been to Uganda, shown symptoms of ebola in August, tested positive and died on September 8, 2019. WHO says the woman’s contacts had been guaranteed.

“The limited available official information represents a challenge for assessing the risk posed by this event,” says WHO.

But Tanzania says there was no confirmed or suspected cases of ebola in the country.

A rapid response is crucial in containing Ebola, which can be fatal in up to 90% of cases and is most often spread by close contact with bodily fluids of people exhibiting symptoms or with contaminated objects.

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TOSH
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PLIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIZ TIYENI TIGWIRANE MANJA PANKHANI LETS PUTS POLITICS ASIDE, LET FIGHT TOGETHERR WITH OUR GOVT TO FIGHT AGAINST EBOLA

Mc9
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Zogwirana manja zanuzo ndi zimene zikufalitsa matendawa.

Kingsley Jika
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Kingsley Jika

A very important article. This is what journalism should do, opening a people’s eyes, urging greater vigilance on matters that matter. It is not that the problem is here, but strategic thinking requires that we should begin to act as though it is here; we won’t lose anything that way. How I wish as a people our efforts were towards building ourselves. Unfortunately, we love to strife, damage ourselves, only to take another bout of effort to rebuild, always one step forward, two backwards.