Posted BY: | NwoReport
A mysterious disease that causes headaches and fever has killed at least five people in Tanzania.
Health chiefs in the East African nation, which is just south of Kenya, have described the illness as ‘strange’.
Authorities have dispatched a team of doctors to diagnose the illness, with seven cases reported in the northwest region of Kagera.
Symptoms of the illness include fever, headaches, fatigue, and nosebleeds, the government’s chief medical officer Tumaini Nagu told the BBC.
‘The government formed a regional team of professionals under the Rapid Response Team who are investigating this unknown disease,’ Nagu said.
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Nagu said residents in the Kagera region must avoid contact with infected people and stay calm.
In July last year, three people with similar symptoms died following an outbreak in Tanzania’s southern region of Lindi. More than 20 cases were reported at the time.
Investigations later identified the disease as leptospirosis, also known as Weil’s disease.
Weil’s disease is a rare infection spread by the urine of animals including rats, mice, cows, pigs and dogs.
Symptoms include fever, headache, feeling and being sick, aching muscles and joints, red eyes, and a loss of appetite.
Has Fauci or Gates visited there recently?