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1994
Richard Preston wrote "The Hot Zone," a bestseller book about the deadly Ebola virus.
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1995 May 9
Kinshasa, capital of Zaire, was placed under quarantine after an outbreak of the Ebola virus.
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1995 Jul
The Ebola virus killed 244 people in Kikwit, Zaire.
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1996 Oct 31
An outbreak of the Ebola virus killed at least 17 people. It was the 4th outbreak in Africa since 1995.
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2000 Oct 14
In Uganda it was reported that at least 35 people of the northern Gulu district had died in recent weeks of a hemorrhagic fever possibly caused by the Ebola or Marburg virus.
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2000 Nov 12
Uganda confirmed a new case of Ebola in Masindi, the 3rd district to confirm the deadly virus.
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2000 Dec 8
In Uganda the victims with Ebola reached 400 including 160 dead.
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2001 Dec 2
An outbreak of Ebola virus hit Gabon with the 1st death in Ekata, about 5 miles from the Congo border. Within weeks at least 15 people died. The virus spread to Congo and movement in the area was restricted.
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2001 Dec 6
An intíl. team of doctors flew to Congo to investigate the deaths of 17 people with Ebola-like symptoms in Dekese. Ebola was confirmed in Gabon on Dec 9.
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2001 Dec 9
An outbreak of the Ebola virus was confirmed in the Ogoouer Ivindo province of Gabon. 7 deaths were reported.
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2002 Jan 10
In Gabon a medical team fled the site of an Ebola outbreak following threats af-ter they insisted that villagers not touch corpses at funerals.
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2002 Feb 6
In the Republic of Congo a new death from Ebola raised fears that it had spread from Gabon.
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2002 Jun 15
In the Republic of Congo it was reported that 5 people had died from an outbreak of ebola, the 2nd outbreak in the region this year.
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2002 Jun 25
The WHO reported that experts investigating a possible outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Republic of Congo have found four suspected cases in neighboring Gabon.
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2003 Feb 6
Medical experts headed to northern Republic of Congo to investigate a feared outbreak of Ebola after 16 suspicious deaths.
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2003 Feb 12
The Republic of Congo reported that an Ebola outbreak was suspected in the recent deaths of 48 people.
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2003 Mar 12
It was reported that the Congo Ebola outbreak was decimating the gorilla population with up to 800 lost at the Lossi sanctuary. The ape population of west equatorial Africa had fallen 50% since 1983 due to hunting and Ebola.
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2003 Aug 7
Scientists reported a new vaccine that was successful against the Ebola virus in monkeys.
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2003 Nov 6
In the Congo Republic 9 people have died in a suspected outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in a remote forest region where 120 were killed by the disease earlier this year.
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2003 Dec 17
The fifth outbreak in two years of the deadly Ebola virus in a the Republic of Congo has so far killed 29 people.
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2004 May 19
Antonina Presnyakova, Russian Ebola researcher, died following an accidental needle stick containing the deadly virus. She worked at the Vektor State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology outside Novosibirsk in central Siberia.
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2004 May 24
The WHO confirmed an outbreak of the deadly ebola virus has killed four people in south Sudan.
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2005 May 18
Authorities in the Republic of Congo quarantined two districts hit by the deadly Ebola virus to ensure the highly contagious disease does not spread.
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2005 Dec 1
Researchers in Gabon reported that 3 species of fruit bats served as the animal reservoir of the Ebola virus. The deadly disease 1st emerged in 1976.
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2007 Nov 29
In Uganda a senior Ministry of Health official said an Ebola outbreak has killed at least 16 people out of 51 confirmed cases. The first case was reported Nov. 10 in Bundibugyo district, 210 miles west of the capital, Kampala. Uganda last had an outbreak of Ebola in October 2000, when 173 people died. A new form of the Ebola virus was detected in the outbreak. The death toll soon climbed to 21, including 8 doctors and health workers.
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