Possible Ebola Case in Equatorial Guinea

As if the Marburg outbreak in Angola wasn’t enough:

The Minister of Health of Equatorial Guinea announced an “urgent alert” on Friday [22 Apr 2005] for the general population of the country following the death of a man presenting with the symptoms of Ebola haemorragic fever in Bata, the 2nd largest city of the continental part of the country, according to a report on Sat 23 Apr 2005 on national radio.

The case has yet to be confirmed, but it’s worth noting Bata is only several hundred miles north of Cabinda, Angola, where there has been at least one Marburg fatality within the last six weeks.


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