Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam: May 30, 2018

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


Situation:   Following a reported outbreak of the Ebola Virus in a remote northwestern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Tanzania’s Ministry of Health recently issued a statement to remind Tanzanians that local authorities conduct 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.  As of May 24, 2018, the World Health Organization has reported 58 possible cases of Ebola virus disease in the DRC, including 22 deaths.


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