Yaounde, Cameroon – The Cameroonian health ministry has announced that they have restricted movement along the country’s border with Equatorial Guinea following several unexplained deaths from hemorrhagic fever. The decision was made on Friday, February 10, 2023, in an effort to contain the spread of the deadly disease.
According to the health ministry, the victims showed symptoms consistent with hemorrhagic fever, which is characterised by nose bleeds, fever, joint pain and other ailments that cause death within a few hours.
The restricted movement along the border with Equatorial Guinea will include restrictions on cross-border trade and travel, as well as a ban on large gatherings in the affected areas. Health officials are working closely with local communities to raise awareness about the disease and how to prevent its spread.
The health ministry has also called on international organisations and the international community to support and assist in the fight against the disease. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has already dispatched a team of experts to Cameroon to assist in the response effort.
The situation is being closely monitored by health officials, and any updates or changes in the restrictions will be communicated to the public. In the meantime, the public is advised to take all necessary precautions, such as frequent handwashing and avoiding close contact with sick individuals, to protect themselves from the disease.
This is a developing story, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.