Mbeya. Councilor of Ifumbo ward in Chunya, Mbeya region, Weston Mpyila has asked for government’s assistance in dealing with a suspected new disease which is causing people to throw up blood. The councilor also stated that so far more than 10 people have died as a result of the unknown disease, with 50 more falling ill.
Mr Mpyilla made the plea on Friday 05, January 2021 during a councilors’ committee meeting where questions were raised whether the government is aware of the disease.
Chunya’s Chief Medical Officer, Festa Kisandu acknowledged the pervasiveness of the disease, stating that a team of medical experts has been deployed to the area in question for further investigation.