Disease outbreak reported: Ebola haemorrhagic fever in the Republic of the Congo - Update 5

As of 25 February 2003, a total of 5 laboratory-confirmed and 90 probable cases, including 77 deaths (case fatality rate 81%) from Ebola haemorrhagic fever, has been reported in the districts of Mbomo and Kellé in Cuvette Ouest Region ( see previous report ).
Experts in clinical management and a logistician have joined the international team from the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, the Congolese Ministry of Health and WHO. Isolation wards have been set up in Kellé and Mbomo Hospitals, and are receiving patients.