Three people die of unknown illness in Tanzania

An outbreak of an unknown disease has been recorded in southern Tanzania. As of July 12, 11 people have fallen ill, three of them have died, local publication Citizen reports.

According to the head of the country’s medical service, Aifelo Sichvale, cases of the disease were noted in the Lindi region. On July 5-7, patients with symptoms of fever, nosebleeds, headaches and signs of fatigue began to be delivered to one of the local hospitals.

Tanzanian President Samia Hasan Suluhu said the disease is linked to the effects of environmental degradation.

She suggests that the carriers of the disease may be some species of wild animals that have recently been forced to settle near people.

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