BBC | September 23, 2019
There is still little information about a possible case of Ebola in Dar es Salaam – the commercial heart of Tanzania. The situation has led to unusual criticism of the Tanzanian authorities by the World Health Organisation. The global health body says that the authorities have refused to give details on patients tested for the disease. The current outbreak of the deadly virus is centred on neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, where a 13 month outbreak has killed more than 2000 people. The Tanzanian case is thought to concern a middle aged woman who died several weeks ago. Lawrence Gostin is Director of the World Health Organisation Center on Public Health & Human Rights.