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The Tanzania Ministry of Health reports receiving information about the presence of a disease that is not yet known in Kagera province in Bukoba district villages, Maruku and Kanyangereko districts, Bulinda and Butayaibega villages.


Chief Medical Officer of the Government Prof. Tumaini Nagu said a total of 7 people are believed to have symptoms of flu, vomiting, bleeding in various areas of the body and kidney failure.

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She said five of them have died and two others are in hospital undergoing treatment as the trend of the disease indicates potentially infectious disease.

“The government is continuing to closely monitor the trend of this disease and taking control measures to prevent it from spreading,” she said.

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