Equatorial Guinea has confirmed the outbreak of an Ebola-like virus known as Marburg.
This is the first instance of Marburg spreading in the country.
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So far, there have been nine confirmed deaths from the virus.
Additional deaths are being investigated and the country has quarantined others suspected of infection.
According to Newsmax,
The small Central African country quarantined more than 200 people and restricted movement last week in its Kie-Ntem province after detecting an unknown hemorrhagic fever. Neighboring Cameroon also restricted movement along its border over concerns about contagion.
In addition to the nine deaths, Equatorial Guinea has reported 16 suspected cases of Marburg virus with symptoms…