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Mysterious disease in Ivory Coast has killed 20 people, mostly children

At least 20 people, mostly children, have died from December until today from a mysterious disease in a village in the center of her West African country Ivory Coastaccording to a health report obtained by the French news agency AFP through local sources.

“Until January 26, we had 12 deaths. On Thursday, the death toll rose to 20, including two adults,” said Paul Kouassi, president of the youth association in Kpo-Kahankro village, located about 20 kilometers from the central town of Bouake. Until that moment “no adults were affected“, Kouassi emphasized.

This assessment was confirmed by other villagers. Kouassi added that the adult victims were two women in their 60s and 70s. They died in Bouake Hospital “after they showed the same symptoms as the first victims,” ​​namely vomiting and diarrhea, he explained.

Another 33 other villagers were recently admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit with similar symptoms, while several government ministers have traveled to the village to assess the situation on the ground. The results of their analyses, which should clarify what is happening, are still awaited.

Source: News Beast

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