Equatorial Guinea Reports First Marburg Outbreak

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Equatorial Guinea has reported its first outbreak of the Marburg virus.

According to Authorities, nine people are suspected to have died from the viral haemorrhagic fever in the country’s western Kie Ntem province.

Movement has been restricted around two villages where most cases have been reported. Contact tracing is currently ongoing.

The World Health Organization said 16 people are now under quarantine as suspected contact cases, and the health body has deployed a team of experts to the area to support health workers.

Written by: Helen Obih

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