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Embassy of Tanzania, DC

Clarification of the Reports of Presence of Zika Disease within the Country

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You may have heard in various newspapers and blogs which claimed the presence of a case of Zika in Tanzania. The United Republic of Tanzania Ministry of Health has given out an official statement confirming that there is no presence of a case of Zika.

The Ministry believes that this explanation will allay the health scare which has been exaggerated and the Ministry recommends tourists and any other person who wishes to travel to Tanzania to come, while putting in place personal preventive measures against mosquito bites as a general precautionary measure.

Please click here to read the official statement.