Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 25th, 1999
In December 1998, reports came from southern Sudan that people were dying from a mysterious, fatal illness. Patients developed severe fever, bleeding, and jaundice. Fears that the disease was an Ebola-like viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) panicked local populations.
Within the three months ending January 1999, there had been more than 2,000 confirmed deaths and more than 20,000 cases spreading over a wide area. By March 1999 it became clear from patient...
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