1997 - Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Gabon (new outbreak) - Update 10
02 January 1997
Disease Outbreak Reported
Fifty-two cases of Ebola haemorrhagic fever have been detected through active surveillance and contact tracing in the outbreak which was declared on 10 October. Of these 52 cases, 40 have died. The last death occurred in Melen hospital in Libreville on 30 December 1997 and was the last identified case which had onset of illness on 21 December. On 2 January 1997, three patients were still in hospital care in Booué (none in Libreville) and nine were convalescing. Surveillance and monitoring of contacts included 92 persons in Booué and 93 in Libreville.