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Tanzania: Tanzania Govt Defuses Ebola Scare As Doctor Dies in Dar es Salaam

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Dar es Salaam — The government yesterday allayed fears over reports that a Tanzanian medical doctor who was studying in Uganda had died of a viral infection akeen to the deadly Ebola disease.

Health minister Ummy Mwalimu termed the reports which say six other people had developed Ebola-like symptoms as rumours. But she told journalists that there were two cases of people from Mwanza and Dar es Salaam who had been suspected to have contracted the Ebola virus.

"We took samples of those two cases and I can confirm that the patients were not infected with the Ebola virus," said Ms Mwalimu at a press conference, emphasising that she was the only authority mandated to announce an outbreak of diseases

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