December 29, 1996 |
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.
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.