Camelia Tişe, ex-wife of the president of Cluj County Council Alin Tişe, found dead on Monday in her apartment in Cluj-Napoca, died of malaria, according to Antena 3 and Realitatea TV.
Camelia Tişe, 47 years old, had just returned from a holiday in Tanzania.
According to some sources, cited by Foaiatransilvana.ro, the employees from Medicină Legală, as well as the policemen present, wore protective masks precisely to avoid infection with such a virus.
The hypothesis has been considered by investigators for months. According to Foaia Transilvană, the employees from Medicină Legală, as well as the police officers present at her home, wore protective equipment in order not to get infected.
“Following the preliminary investigations carried out by the police and based on the first data indicated by the forensic doctors, it was determined that the death was not violent and no elements were identified that indicate the possibility of an act of aggression”, Cluj Police Inspectorate reported.
Camelia Tişe, the ex-wife of the president of the CJ Cluj Alin Tişe, was found dead, on Monday, in her apartment in Cluj-Napoca. She was 47 years old and was found breathless in her house by her housekeeper. She had no traces of violence on her body, and for this reason, the prosecutors considered the hypothesis of death from medical causes.
Another person with malaria died in Bucharest
Also on Tuesday, the Clinical Hospital for Infectious and Tropical Diseases “Dr. Victor Babeş” from Bucharest announced that a man hospitalized in intensive care with malaria died. According to the representatives of the Medical Service, the man was 54 years old and was in a serious condition, dying the other day.
At the same time, in the last 24 hours, two more patients with this disease arrived at the medical unit, also being infected following the trip to Zanzibar.
11 malaria cases detected in Romania in the past 3 months
On January 30, the Ministry of Health announced that 11 cases of malaria were diagnosed in Romania in the last three months. These are people who have traveled to endemic areas in Africa (4 cases each in November and December and 3 cases in January). By the end of January, no deaths from malaria had been recorded, the Ministry of Health said.
In this context, the specialists launched an appeal to the population, emphasizing the importance of appropriate medical information in relation to trips to certain tourist destinations. And travel agencies have been urged to refer tourists to medical offices specializing in infectious diseases and travel medicine, in order to obtain the necessary medical information before departure.
“For tourists traveling to destinations that are considered endemic areas of malaria, we recommend first of all presenting to the infectious disease specialist and, if the destination requires it, the administration of a prophylactic treatment both against malaria and other diseases specific to the respective areas, that can be prevented”, said Simin Aysel Florescu, manager of the Clinical Hospital for Infectious and Tropical Diseases “Dr. Victor Babeş”, according to a press release of the medical unit.
What are the symptoms of malaria
Malaria is an infectious disease that is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito (Anopheles species), and prophylaxis consists of the administration of antimalarial drugs and protection against mosquito bites.
Signs and symptoms of malaria can include: fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, diarrhea, and other symptoms. Specialists say that the diagnosis of malaria is made following specific blood tests that are done in specialized medical units.