Tanzania, Deadly outbreak, unknown disease (Ebola-like, hemorrhagic virus?)

In summary, Tanzania's chief medical officer, Dr. Aifelo Sichalwe, gave a briefing on the unknown illness in Mbekenyera village, which has reported 13 cases with symptoms similar to Ebola or Marburg virus diseases. This comes after Ghana reported two suspected cases of Marburg virus, which belongs to the same family as Ebola. Marburg virus has now been confirmed in Ghana.
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The description leads me to think of various hemorrhagic viruses of which Ebola and Marburg are two types (both are Filoviridae).
Tanzania's chief medical officer, Dr. Aifelo Sichalwe, urged the public to "remain calm" as he gave a briefing Wednesday from the capital, Dodoma. So far, a total of 13 cases of the unknown illness have been reported in Mbekenyera village in the East African nation's Lindi region, with patients exhibiting symptoms similar to Ebola or Marburg virus diseases -- fever, headache, fatigue and bleeding, especially from the nose, according to Sichalwe.
https://abcnews.go.com/Internationa...ly-outbreak-mystery-disease/story?id=86870310

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/mys...se-kills-3-in-tanzania-probe-launched-3158007
The outbreak in Tanzania comes days after Ghana reported two suspected cases of the Marburg virus, which belongs to the same family as Ebola!

https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/about.html
 
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Summary: The description leads me to think of various hemorrhagic viruses of which Ebola and Marburg are two types (both are Filoviridae).

Ghana reported two suspected cases of the Marburg virus, which belongs to the same family as Ebola!
Apparently, Marburg virus has been confirmed.
https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/18/africa/ghana-first-marburg-outbreak-intl/index.html

https://abcnews.go.com/Internationa...ebola-marburg-virus-disease/story?id=86999548

https://www.afro.who.int/countries/...s-first-ever-outbreak-marburg-virus-disease-0
 
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Related to Tanzania, Deadly outbreak, unknown disease (Ebola-like, hemorrhagic virus?)

1. What is the current status of the deadly outbreak in Tanzania?

The deadly outbreak in Tanzania is still ongoing, with new cases being reported every day. As of now, the exact cause of the outbreak is still unknown and is being investigated by local and international health organizations.

2. Is the unknown disease in Tanzania similar to Ebola?

While the symptoms of the unknown disease in Tanzania may seem similar to those of Ebola, there is currently no evidence to suggest that it is caused by the Ebola virus. Further testing and analysis is needed to determine the exact nature of the disease.

3. How is the Tanzanian government responding to the outbreak?

The Tanzanian government has declared a state of emergency and is working closely with local and international health organizations to contain and investigate the outbreak. They have also implemented measures such as quarantine and travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the disease.

4. What are the symptoms of the unknown disease in Tanzania?

The symptoms of the unknown disease in Tanzania include fever, headache, body aches, and vomiting. In severe cases, patients may also experience bleeding from the eyes, ears, and nose. However, these symptoms are also seen in many other diseases, which is why further testing is needed to identify the exact cause.

5. Is there a cure for the unknown disease in Tanzania?

As the exact cause of the disease is still unknown, there is currently no specific cure or treatment for the unknown disease in Tanzania. However, patients are being treated for their symptoms and supportive care is being provided to help them recover. Scientists and medical experts are working to develop a cure or vaccine for the disease as quickly as possible.

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