UK revises travel advisory to Tanzania, says no Ebola evidence

The UK government on Friday revised its travel advisory that had asked British nationals living in and those travelling to Tanzania to exercise caution.

“Following a probable Ebola-related death in September; as of October 31, 2019, Public Health England believes there is no evidence of ongoing active transmission of Ebola in Tanzania,” the UK Foreign Office (FCO) said in a statement.

The UK government had last month issued the alert citing “probable Ebola-related death.”

“A person has died in Tanzania in September 2019. It appears probable that this is an Ebola-related death. The WHO continues to investigate and has issued a statement,” FCO said on October 1.

The Tanzanian government has maintained that no Ebola case has been reported in the country.

In September, it summoned the WHO representative in the country over the agency’s statement that it had refused to share information on suspected Ebola cases.

Source: The EastAfrican