Emergencies preparedness, response

Ebola haemorrhagic fever in south Sudan - update 3

1 June 2004

As of 31 May 2004, the health authorities of Yambio County have reported a total of 25 cases, including 6 deaths of Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF) in Yambio, Western Equatoria, south Sudan.

Enhanced surveillance, follow-up of contacts and case management are continuing. As part of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), additional staff are assisting the team with social mobilization activities in the surrounding area.

For more information about EHF, please see the WHO fact sheet