Suspected ebola patient dies of ‘high fever’ in Karonga

A 37-year-old man initially suspected to have ebola has died of high fever in quarantine in Karonga and authorities maintain this was not an ebola case.

The patient was brought to Kaporo rural hospital on Monday night with fever, facial swelling and some bleeding in the eyes, nose and mouth.

Secretary for Health and Population Dan Namarika has confirmed the death on Wednesday.

“Epidemiologically, there was no risk of ebola since there was no recent travel or risk of contact with a case of ebola,” says Namarika.

He said the patient was treated as a case of generalized bacterial infection (sepsis), saying preliminary lab results guided the management of the patient during therapy.

Namarika says other lab test results are pending.

He said burial of the patient will be conducted in a normal way.

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Alex mgeni
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Alex mgeni

Munthu wafa ndi Ebola uyu. Osatinamiza. Mufuna tipangeso ma demo zomwezi? Kodi boma la DPP matsoka anji awa????

Keen Observer
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Keen Observer

Izi zomakanakanazi ndiye zithetsa anthu ndithu. Nanga ndi matenda anji omwe munthu amachita bleed mpaka mmaso?

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Kikkkkkkkkkk!

Maunits
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Maunits

Agree Ngombwax, Malawi needs to tread carefully on this case. It is already dented and this may just aggravate situation

Mandado@147
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high fever symptoms of ebola!! mysterious quick death raises suspicion: cover up or elimination of threat! Do an autopsy by an independent of course not these cadets. dont put us on risk with this poverty it will wipe us all!!

Ngombwax
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Ngombwax

It suspiciously looks like the Malawi govt has borrowed a leaf from the Tanzanian govt, and it won’t end well. Tanzania never shared the samples with WHO because, according to her understanding of the protocol, you only do so if the results are positive. This led to intense speculation that Tanzania is hiding something, and it was just a matter of time before U.K. and the U.S. cautioned their citizens against visiting the country. This obviously led to loss of income from tourism- a major industry in that country. So why doesn’t Malawi swallow her pride and let WHO test… Read more »

Saili Mwale
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Saili Mwale

That would be a very wise step to take.
Osati kubisa info.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Supa Advise