TheJakartaPost

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

Mysterious outbreak kills four in South Sulawesi village

  • Gemma Holliani Cahya and Andi Hajramurni

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta/Makassar   /   Sat, May 11, 2019   /  10:37 am
The Jakarta Post Image
For the last couple of months, nearly all people living in Garonggong village of Jeneponto regency, South Sulawesi, have been experiencing mysterious symptoms, which started with a fever and pain all over the body, especially in their joints.(Shutterstock/File)

No one really knows what is spreading in the small village of Garonggong in Jeneponto regency, South Sulawesi. However, for the last couple of months, nearly all people living there have been experiencing mysterious symptoms, which started with a fever and pain all over the body, especially in their joints. The unknown disease killed four people from a total of 72 people that had experienced similar symptoms. The village administration has declared a health emergency. Several villagers have moved to avoid contagion. “It has been going on for two months. They have experienced the same symptoms. Four people have died because of it, including my child,” Rahma, a local, said on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com. The acting head of Jeneponto Health Agency, Syafruddin Nurdin, said it all began in April when a couple of villagers were infected. By April 24, 17 residents h...