Ebola haemorrhagic fever in the Republic of the Congo - update
25 May 2005
As of 24 May, a total of 12 cases (1 laboratory-confirmed and 11 epidemiologically linked) including 9 deaths has been reported in Etoumbi and Mbomo in Cuvette Ouest Region. The additional case (see previous report) is a contact from Etoumbi.
Seventy-one contacts are being monitored in Etoumbi (62) and Mbomo (9).
The Ministry of Health and the WHO Regional Office for Africa are continuing to follow contacts and raise awareness about the disease among the population in the affected districts.