Suspected Ebola Case in Malawi, Suspect Referred to Karonga District Hospital

By Andrew Mkonda

Karonga District Hospital has admitted it has received a patient from Mbilima in Chitipa District near Tanzania who is suspected to be infected with Ebola Disease.

Karonga District Environmental Health Officer, Lewis Tukula told Malawi News Agency Wednesday morning that the suspect was referred to the hospital since Chitipa does not have Ebola Treatment Unit.

“I can confirm that we have a probable case of Ebola being treated at Karonga Ebola Treatment Unit. The case was identified at Mbilima in Chitipa yesterday (Tuesday) and got transferred to Karonga Ebola Treatment Unit last night,” said Tukula.

The suspect is from Mangochi and he is reportedly to have been taking care of his relative in Democratic Republic of Congo who passed away.