Outbreak of Ebola viral hemorrhagic fever--Zaire, 1995

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1995 May 19;44(19):381-2.


On May 6, 1995, CDC was notified by health authorities and the U.S. Embassy in Zaire of an outbreak of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF)-like illness in Kikwit, Zaire (1995 population: 400,000), a city located 240 miles east of Kinshasa. The World Health Organization and CDC were invited by the Government of Zaire to participate in an investigation of the outbreak. This report summarizes preliminary findings from this ongoing investigation.

MeSH terms

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo / epidemiology
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Ebolavirus*
  • Hemorrhagic Fevers, Viral / epidemiology*
  • Humans