An outbreak of ebola hemorrhagic fever occurred in Ogooue-Ivindo province of northeastern Gabon in December and is not yet contained. At least 17 people in Gabon and 7 across the border in the Republic of Congo have died from the disease. No confirmed cases of ebola have been identified outside of Ogooue-Ivindo province, which was put under quarantine Jan. 4, but local people, upset over interference with their traditional death rites, forced international health workers out of their communities, hampering the containment effort.