DAR ES SALAAM: Tanzania has refused to provide detailed information on cases of suspected Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, challenging efforts to tackle the epidemic.
Despite several requests, "until now, clinical data, investigative findings, possible contacts and potential laboratory tests … have not been reported to the WHO," a statement from the United Nations Health Agency in Reuters said Sunday.
"Limited official information available from Tanzanian authorities is a challenge. "
Authorities in East and Central Africa are very much prepared for eventual Ebola spills from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where a one-year epidemic has killed more than 2,000 people.
Fears of a possible epidemic in Tanzania have begun. a month after a woman died of an unknown disease due to Ebola-like symptoms.
On Wednesday, Tanzania formally notified the WHO that there were no Ebola cases, but it refused to share details of suspected cases.
We last week, US Secretary of Health Alex Azar also criticized Tanzania for failing to share information about the possible outbreak, saying that authorities did not make available samples or allow the testing of the index. )