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Guinea Ecuatorial Salud reported Thursday that in recent weeks, there has been an unusual epidemiological situation in the Nsok Nsomo district, Kie-Ntem Province, related to 9 deaths within a short time of each other in two nearby communities, who presented the following symptoms: fever, vomiting blood and diarrhea.

Image/Equatorial Guinea Health Ministry

The deaths were linked to people who all took part in a funeral ceremony. In addition, more than 200 people have been quarantined with restricted movement. Contact tracing is ongoing.

Guinea’s health minister Mitoha Ondo’o Ayekaba announced that the government sent samples to neighboring Gabon and Senegal for further investigations.

Following the announcement, neighboring Cameroon imposed movement restrictions along the border with Equatorial Guinea.

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