Tanzania 'in danger' following Ebola cases in Uganda: minister

Health officials screening a traveller for Ebola on September 24, 2014 at the Tanzania-Kenya Namanga border. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The minister said the alert was necessary given the frequent interactions between Tanzanian and Ugandan people "via the official borders.
  • Tanzania has not yet been touched by the often fatal viral disease that causes vomiting and diarrhoea, impairs kidney and liver function.
  • The UN body declares public health emergencies when a disease outbreak in a country risks spreading beyond its borders.

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