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Tanzania: Ebola

Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL17845, tabled on 25 September 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the outbreak of disease with Ebola-like symptoms in Tanzania.

Answered on

8 October 2019

The UK takes the threat of Ebola and other infectious diseases extremely seriously. We are one of the leading donors to the response to the Ebola outbreak in the DRC and to help prepare other countries in the region, including Tanzania, to prevent the spread of this deadly disease.

UK Travel Advice was updated on 1 October to reflect that a person died in Tanzania in September 2019 of probable Ebola. We stand ready to provide assistance to British nationals if required.