2002 - Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Gabon/The Republic of the Congo - Update 21
22 March 2002
Disease Outbreak Reported
Gabon: On 20 March 2002, the Gabonese Ministry of Health reported 60 confirmed cases, including 50 deaths. Suspect cases continue to be investigated.
Republic of the Congo: As of 22 March 2002, 32 confirmed cases, including 19 deaths have been reported in villages in Cuvette region, Republic of the Congo. 18 contacts are being followed in the Republic of the Congo. Ebola haemorrhagic fever has now been laboratory confirmed in the Kelle area (see previous report). WHO, Médecins sans Frontières, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and other partners in the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network are responding.