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December 30, 2001 | From Associated Press
Doctors confirmed Saturday that a 16-year-old boy has the Ebola virus and that another patient has symptoms of it, prompting fears that the deadly disease is continuing to spread in Central Africa. The boy was admitted last week at Makokou's hospital and tested for Ebola, which has killed 21 people in Gabon and the neighboring Republic of Congo, regional health director Prosper Abessolo Mengue said Saturday.
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December 30, 2001 | From Associated Press
Doctors confirmed Saturday that a 16-year-old boy has the Ebola virus and that another patient has symptoms of it, prompting fears that the deadly disease is continuing to spread in Central Africa. The boy was admitted last week at Makokou's hospital and tested for Ebola, which has killed 21 people in Gabon and the neighboring Republic of Congo, regional health director Prosper Abessolo Mengue said Saturday.
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December 29, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A new outbreak of Ebola has killed nine people in Gabon, state radio announced in a rare government acknowledgment of the deadly disease. The outbreak is the third this year in the West African country. Ebola killed 30 people when it struck remote areas of Gabon in February and October. One of the world's deadliest diseases, Ebola causes massive internal bleeding and is spread through bodily fluids. It kills up to 80% of those infected, and there is no treatment or cure.
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December 10, 2001 | From Associated Press
An outbreak of fever in the equatorial African nation of Gabon has been confirmed as the deadly disease Ebola, the World Health Organization said Sunday. It is the first documented outbreak of Ebola since one last year in Uganda, where 224 people--including health workers--died from the virus, WHO said. Ebola is one of the most virulent viral diseases, causing death in 50% to 90% of all clinically ill patients. WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said seven people have reportedly died in Gabon.
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October 16, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in Gabon has risen to 10, and at least four more people have been infected with the deadly virus, the World Health Organization in Geneva said. This is the fourth time the virus has struck the African continent since it appeared in Zaire in the spring of 1995, killing 245 people. It is the second time it has hit in the West African nation of Gabon. The U.N. health agency has sent a team of specialists to investigate.
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December 10, 2001 | From Associated Press
An outbreak of fever in the equatorial African nation of Gabon has been confirmed as the deadly disease Ebola, the World Health Organization said Sunday. It is the first documented outbreak of Ebola since one last year in Uganda, where 224 people--including health workers--died from the virus, WHO said. Ebola is one of the most virulent viral diseases, causing death in 50% to 90% of all clinically ill patients. WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said seven people have reportedly died in Gabon.
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December 11, 2001 | From Reuters
The government has cordoned off a remote forest village to stop an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that is believed to have killed at least 10 people in this equatorial African country, health authorities said Monday. "The zone is completely cordoned off," said Obame Edou, Gabon's assistant health director. "A team has left for the area today, and the government will not delay in releasing news on the epidemic."
NEWS
December 29, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A new outbreak of Ebola has killed nine people in Gabon, state radio announced in a rare government acknowledgment of the deadly disease. The outbreak is the third this year in the West African country. Ebola killed 30 people when it struck remote areas of Gabon in February and October. One of the world's deadliest diseases, Ebola causes massive internal bleeding and is spread through bodily fluids. It kills up to 80% of those infected, and there is no treatment or cure.
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October 16, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in Gabon has risen to 10, and at least four more people have been infected with the deadly virus, the World Health Organization in Geneva said. This is the fourth time the virus has struck the African continent since it appeared in Zaire in the spring of 1995, killing 245 people. It is the second time it has hit in the West African nation of Gabon. The U.N. health agency has sent a team of specialists to investigate.
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