2001 - Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Gabon - Update 5
17 December 2001
Disease Outbreak Reported
As of 17 December, the Gabon Ministry of Health has reported 16 suspected cases (2 laboratory confirmed) including 12 deaths (see previous report). One hundred and fifty-five contacts have been identified. The International team has established operations in two areas: in Makokou and in Zadie District (includes Mekambo and the area around Ekata/Mendemba).