The World Health Organisation (WHO) is aware of a rumour related to the death of a person due to an unknown illness in Tanzania.

WHO has reached out to the Ministry of Health officials for further details and have offered their support.

In line with their responsibility under the International Health Regulations, WHO regularly receives and investigate numerous rumours of public health events.

In this regard, WHO is working with national health authorities and is deploying a technical team to Tanzania to investigate this rumour as a matter of urgency.

WHO will be informing member states of the outcome of this investigation through their national and international health regulations focal points.

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