The deadly Ebola outbreak in Uganda has claimed 16 lives so far according to the World Health Organization
. Fear is now rising that the haemorrhagic fever that can result in an agonizing death, has spread to neighboring Tanzania.
reported a spokesperson from the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare confirmed that a team of doctors have been sent to investigate the suspected Ebola cases. The two infected patients are a mother and her six-year-old son who have been admitted to the Nyakahanga hospital in Karagwe district, western Tanzania. They are being kept in isolation as doctors wait for blood tests to determine if they if have contracted the deadly disease.
According to Swine Flu Magazine
an employee at Nyakahang hospital said the child's symptoms included profuse bleeding through his nose and ears. However, any possible Ebola-like symptoms are treated with extreme caution in communities near to a known outbreak.