2001 - Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Gabon - Update 4
16 December 2001
Disease Outbreak Reported
As of 16 December, the Gabon Ministry of Health has reported 15 suspected cases ( 2 laboratory confirmed) including 12 deaths (see previous report).
The joint Gabonese-International team is at the outbreak site and is actively tracing suspected cases and contacts. In addition, the team is establishing an isolation unit and carrying out education in the local communities aimed at preventing exposure.