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Mysterious Fatalities Reported in Tanzania

March 18, 2023 • 1:00 pm CDT
U.S. CDC Tanzania March 2023
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AfricaNews recently reported the United Republic of Tanzania requested medical experts investigate a mysterious "communicable" disease that has already killed five people in the country in March 2023.

Outbreaks are not new in the east African country of Tanzania.

In July 2022, a disease whose symptoms included nosebleeds, fever, headaches, and fatigue, was detected in the Lindi region. A total of 13 patients were detected then.

The World Health Organization later confirmed 20 cases of leptospirosis in two districts in the Lindi Region, including three deaths. The majority of these cases were men who were farmers as of August 8, 2022.

And in 2019, a disease with Ebola-like symptoms killed one woman who had visited Uganda, where an Ebola outbreak was detected.

Tanzania was formed as a sovereign state in 1964 through the combination of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, reports Britannica.  

No U.S. CDC health notices are in effect for Tanzania, including Zanzibar, as of March 18, 2023.

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