Sunday, May 27, 2018
Tanzania is free from Ebola attack, says minister
The government has assured safety within its borders and said that is free from ebola infections,. The deputy minister of health and community development, elderly and children Dr. Faustine Ndugulile has said. Either the deputy minister has assured Tanzanians that the government has installed special medical equipment whose task is to screen people entering into the country should they have been found infected, no entry would be granted to such people. The minister issued a declaration yesterday when he made an impromptu visit at Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) with a view to see fir himself how the equipment work. A week ago the United Nations World Health Organization (UN-WHO) discovered the prevalence of the Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo which is neighboring Tanzania on its western b orders whereby hundreds of people have lost their lives. The situation has caused panic and fear amid the reports an aspect that the ministry of healthy is undertaking the necessary steps by providing education to the people on various steps to bed taken as a way to save the lives of the people. In its statements, the deputy minister also noted that, the government is going with the sensitization program about the disease to the people country and has requested to the general public to report immediately to the authorities concerned once a person has seen signs of the disease among its member family. He also noted that, the country’s territorial integrity is safe and that no any person is reported tio have been infected so far by the disease, and incase there could be any from anywhere, then the country is ready to curb the prevalence. Tanzania up Ebola.
Dr. Ndugulile who professionally is a medical doicrtor says that, Ebola virus disease (EVD), also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) or simply Ebola, is a viral hemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by Ebola viruses. The virus spreads through direct contact with body fluids, such as blood from infected humans or other animals. On his part, a senior health officer at the JNIA George Ndaki said that, they are undergoing a surveillance routine check ogf the people who comes in and those outgoing outside the co8unbtry ti en sure that safety is maintained. However, he has relieved the minds of Tanzanians who have overcome with fear and panic that Tanzania is free and that have maintained a tight security at the airport to ensure that no any patient enters the country. He noted that, up to now Tanzania has not yet been infected with the viruses. Two years after the Ebola epidemic claimed more than 10,000 lives in West Africa, a renewed outbreak of the disease has been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Three people have died after contracting the deadly virus in the country’s north-eastern province of Bas-Uélé