30 Dec SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT EBOLA?
Ebola virus disease, previously called Ebola Haemorrhagic fever is a serious disease caused when infected with the Ebola virus. The disease was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River, and the outbreak spread through Africa covering areas of – the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gabon, South Sudan, Ivory Coast, Uganda, and Republic of the Congo (ROC). The most recent outbreak began in March 2014 with cases first reported in Guinea, followed by Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, areas surrounding Guinea.
Tanzania is thousands of miles away from where the Ebola outbreak happened. In 2015, there were 28,616 reported cases originating in West Africa (Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia). As the map illustrates, the outbreak was no-where near Tanzania. Another reason would be that Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with an infected person’s bodily fluids. People infected with Ebola are not contagious during the incubation period, and only become contagious with the onset of symptoms. Therefore tourists are majorly out of the risk of getting Ebola. We also understand your concern and care for your safety, and so we constantly monitor the situation very closely and keep our clients updated periodically.
If in any circumstance, Ebola arises in Tanzania, you will be allowed to reschedule your tour without any penalty for up to a full year.