SA lab tests results shows no traces of Ebola in Karonga man

Laboratory test results from South Africa have shown that the 37-year-old man from Karonga who was suspected to have Ebola did not have any traces of the deadly disease.

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Officials from the ministry of Health said these were the last test results they were waiting for since the person died of high fever and other ebola related symptoms last week.

Meanwhile, Charles Mwansambo, chief of Health Services in the ministry of Health justified the use of health personnel to bury the man late in the night on Sunday.

Mwansambo said the man was married in Kaporo, Karonga but came from Mzimba.

However, Mwansambo said after his death, his relatives from Mzimba refused to take his body to Mzimba and asked relations of the deceased wife bury it in Kaporo, Karonga.

Mwansambo said the Kaporo people refused to get the body as well so the hospital management decided to get a neutral place for the burial of the person whom the relatives strongly suspected he had ebola.

The senior government official said due to wrangles over the dead body burial site, the digging of the grave at the neutral place strated at six O’clock in the evening, hence the late night burial.

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dalo
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dalo

dpp ikumaliza kale anthu iiiiii iyi ndiye basi kunali kumaliza

Mandado@147
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There is no Ebola in Malawi there’s Demo-la spread by cadets

Inayakeinayake inayake
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Inayakeinayake inayake

I am still of the opinion that the MOH has still NOT stated what the person died of. To ensure that all rumours are dispelled the ministry should give a comprehensive report of what was discovered. The question is if it wasn’t Ebola then why not state what it was. Let’s conclude this matter by detailing all of the facts. Secondly, this means that we do not have a test facility in Malawi i.e at all the borders of Malawi we will not be any position to detect the Ebola. As this is the case, what is MOH proactively doing… Read more »

Alfred Mula
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Alfred Mula

This was suspected Ebola at the time of death and burial, hence it was best to take precautionary measures. Better take precaution and be really safe than use wild assumptions and be sorry.
So, to you Mwansambo, it was immoral and wrong on the part of the health personnel to expect relations to handle and transport an apparent Ebola infected dead body to Mzimba/Karonga. You had to handle this. Villagers from Mzimba + Karonga think better than you health specialists in these matters. Shame.

msundu wumo
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msundu wumo

well handled

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