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Eurosurveillance, Volume 7, Issue 46, 13 November 2003
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Citation style for this article: Suspected cases of acute haemorrhagic fever in the Republic of Congo. Euro Surveill. 2003;7(46):pii=2326. Available online: http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=2326

Suspected cases of acute haemorrhagic fever in the Republic of Congo

Editorial team (eurowkly@phls.org.uk), Eurosurveillance editorial office

Twelve suspected cases of acute haemorrhagic fever, including 9 deaths, have been reported in Mbomo district of the Republic of the Congo (1).

Mbomo district is in the Cuvette Ouest Departement of the forested north of the country. This same area was subject to an epidemic of Ebola haemorrhagic occurred between January and June 2003 in which 143 cases, including 128 deaths, occurred in 2 districts; Mbomo and Kelle (2).

Investigations are currently under way to assess the situation and to collect samples for confirmation of the diagnosis, and a national coordination committee has been established to contain the outbreak, with the assistance of the World Health Organization and other international partners.

References:
  1. World Health Organization, Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response. Suspected acute haemorrhagic fever syndrome in the Republic of the Congo. 7 November 2003. (http://www.who.int/csr/don/2003_11_07/en/)
  2. Eurosurveillance. Ebola haemorrhagic fever in the Republic of Congo. Eurosurveillance Weekly 2003; 7 (8): 20/02/2003. (http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ew/2003/030220.asp)

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