Ebola haemorrhagic fever in south Sudan - update 5
11 June 2004
As of 10 June 2004, the health authorities of Yambio County have reported a total of 30 cases, including 7 deaths of Ebola haemorrhagic fever (case fatality, 23%) in Yambio, Western Equatoria, south Sudan (see previous report).
Overall, 157 contacts are currently being followed up.
Intensive social mobilization activities are being carried out. A workshop involving 94 teachers from the area was organized to disseminate messages about the disease and necessary prevention measures. Trained staff have been placed in the hospital to provide information and counseling to patients and their relatives. Health education materials have been developed and will be distributed in schools and other community centres.