October 16, 1996 |
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.
December 10, 2001 |
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.
December 11, 2001 |
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."