Tuesday, May 9, 2017

This Day In History


9 May, 1994 - Ebola Virus Outbreak
9th May, 1994 : The first cases of the Ebola Virus in the latest outbreak in Gabon, are identified which cause the death of 9 of those infected with the virus. Further Ebola Virus outbreaks occur in: 
Gabon, in February 1995 (37 cases including 21 deaths) 
Gabon, in July 1996 (60 cases including 45 deaths) 
A Further Ebola Virus epidemic occurs in Kikwit, the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1995 with 315 cases, 250 of which had fatal outcomes. 
(Figures From World Health Organization) 
The strain of Ebola which broke out in Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo) has one of the highest case fatality rates of any human pathogenic virus, at roughly 90%. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/may9th.html

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