Tanzania is blamed by the world health organization (WHO), information about suspected Ebola cases in the country to hold back. According to the organization there ill probably multiple people to the Virus. “Despite several requests, the WHO of the Tanzanian authorities, has not received any further details on any of these cases,” she said.
She learned, therefore, already on 10. September, a 34-year-old patient, who had died in Dar es Salaam two days earlier. You be the Virus to be tested. In the past week have been compacted also notes that people from the environment of the patient would now be treated in the hospital with similar symptoms. Two more suspected cases of the organization had been reported unofficially.
It is feared that the Ebola virus could spread from the Democratic Republic of the Congo from neighbouring countries, including Tanzania. In the Congo, many people have died in an Ebola epidemic.
Tanzanian authorities declared in mid-September, there were no Ebola Patients in the country. According to the WHO, however, they disagreed with the “additional confirmation tests” in the centre of the world health organization.
The WHO also criticised the lack of information is hindering the efforts to curb the spread of the deadly Virus. Because of the potentially diseased patient had previously traveled a lot, had been assessed “the risk at the national level as very high”. Should confirm the suspected cases, it would be according to the WHO, the first official Ebola disease in Tanzania. The country is popular among tourists, they are an important source of income.
East African countries due to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on alert. The Virus is called there since the beginning of the epidemic in August 2018, more than 2000 people live. In Uganda, killed four people. Between 2014 and 2016, had died in the worst Ebola-wave of history in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and more than 11,000.
According to the foreign office, all travelers from the Congo at the airports and the land border by means of the temperature would be checked in Tanzania, currently scanner. In addition, it is assumed that in the case of a suspicion of measures such as a quarantine, it means it. The WHO described a possible case of illness could be overlooked in such controls.
The Ebola virus was first registered in 1976 in the North of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and is named after a local river. The Affected suffer from fever, muscle pain, failure, diarrhea, and internal bleeding and eventually organ. The disease ends according to the WHO, depending on the strain of Virus in 25 to 90 percent of the cases fatal. The Virus is transmitted through contact with body fluids of Infected. An effective remedy are not yet available.
However, there are already experimental therapies are used, the hope. They are based on the administration of antibodies, in the case of a medium, the anti-served body of a Survivor as a role model. Patients were treated within a few days after infection, with the agent, survived 89 percent. In the case of the other funds, a Cocktail of different antibodies, it was even 94 percent. For comparison: Without the use of drugs, about 70 percent of the Infected die in the current outbreak.
Even with a vaccination is currently being experimented in the Congo. In Tests with approximately 200,000 healthy, Vaccinated, protected the Central 97.5% prior to an infection. Is not approved the drug yet.