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