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Ebola haemorrhagic fever in the Republic of the Congo - update 5
12 December 2003
Disease Outbreak Reported
As of 11 December, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of the Congo has reported a total of 31 probable cases, including 29 deaths, of Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF) in Mbomo District, Cuvette Ouest Department (see previous report http://www.who.int/csr/don/2003_12_03/en/). Other suspect cases are still under investigation. Forty-seven contacts are being followed up.
Surveillance and social mobilization activities are continuing.