The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a statement regarding rumors surrounding the death of a person due to an unknown illness in Dar es Salaam. WHO has also announced plans to deploy to Tanzania a technical team which will urgently investigate the case.
The United States has long been committed to supporting Tanzanian health and is prepared to partner with the local government and the international community to assist in the efforts.
The U.S. Embassy will send updates as warranted. Additional information can be found by checking the World Health Organization’s situation reports and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) outbreak reports.
Actions to Take:
- Visit CDC’s Travelers’ Health Page, WHO’s International Travel and Health page, and the WHO webpage specific to Africa.
- Monitor media for updates
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania, located at 686 Old Bagamoyo Road, Dar es Salaam, via the Consular Section at firstname.lastname@example.org from Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +255-22-229-4000.
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