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Outbreaks of Ebola in the 2000s

During the 2000s, there have been eight confirmed outbreaks of Ebola, as this table explains.
 
Year
Ebola subtype
Country
No. of human cases
Percentage of deaths among cases
Ebola outbreak details
2000-
2001
Ebola-
Sudan
Uganda
425
53%
Occurred in Gulu, Masindi, and Mbarara districts of Uganda. The three most important risks associated with Ebola virus infection were attending funerals of case-patients, having contact with case-patients in one's family, and providing medical care to Ebola case-patients without using adequate personal protective measures.
2001-
2002
Ebola-Zaire
Gabon
65
82%
Outbreak occurred over the border of Gabon and the Republic of the Congo.
2001 - 2002 (Oct. 01 - March 02)
Ebola-Zaire
The Republic of the Congo 57 75%
Outbreak occurred over the border of Gabon and the Republic of the Congo. This was the first time that Ebola hemorrhagic fever was reported in the Republic of Congo.
2002 - 2003 (Dec. 02 - April 03)
Ebola-Zaire
The Republic of the Congo 143 89%
Outbreak occurred in the districts of Mbomo and Kéllé in Cuvette Ouest Département.
2003 (Nov. - Dec.)
Ebola-Zaire
The Republic of the Congo 35 83%
Outbreak occurred in Mbomo and Mbandza villages located in Mbomo district, Cuvette Ouest Département.
2004 Sudan Ebola-Sudan 17 41%
Outbreak occurred in Yambio county of southern Sudan. This outbreak was concurrent with an outbreak of measles in the same area, and several suspected EHF cases were later reclassified as measles cases.
2007
Democratic Republic of Congo
Ebola-Zaire 264 71%
Outbreak occurred in Kasai Occidental Province. The outbreak was declared over November 20. Last confirmed case on October 4 and last death on October 10.
2007/Jan. 2008 Uganda Ebola 149 25%
Outbreak occurred in Bundibugyo District in western Uganda. First reported occurrence of a new strain.
 
 

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