Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam: August 24, 2018

Location:  Julius Nyerere International Airport, Kilimanjaro International Airport, and border crossings

Situation:  An outbreak of the Ebola Virus has been reported in the remote northeastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Tanzania does NOT share a border with the area of DRC affected by the outbreak. However, as part of its preparedness plan, local authorities in Tanzania are conducting routine screenings of all travelers arriving at points of entry into Tanzania including Julius Nyerere International Airport and Kilimanjaro International Airport, as well as border crossing points. The screenings may involve sensors which can detect elevated fevers among arriving passengers. Additional information about the outbreak can be found by checking the World Health Organization’s Ebola situation reports and the CDC’s Ebola outbreak report.

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