Micomiseng is situated at
the centre of the Region of Rio Muni, at the neighborhood of the
frontier with Cameroon. The crops found there are cocoa and coffee
The leprosy center situated
in its outskirts together with the experiments conducted for the
treatment of leprosy- in particular with the oil extrated from
coloncba welwitschi girl- have originated from India, where it was
described since the sixth cenyury b/c. From there it was spread
through the south-east of Asia, the Midlle-east and from there to
It was carried to Europe
where it caused a diaster by romans and sarassins armies during the
Since then, it has almost
been eradicated there but is still found in Asia and Africa.
The vector of that disease
was discovered in 1873 by a Norwegian physician called HANSEH.