Cluster of Ebola virus disease, bong and Montserrado counties, Liberia

Tolbert G. Nyenswah, Mosaka Fallah, Geoffrey M. Calvert, Stanley Duwor, E. Dutch Hamilton, Vishwesh Mokashi, Sampson Arzoaquoi, Emmanuel Dweh, Ryan Burbach, Diane Dlouhy, John E. Oeltmann, Patrick K. Moonan

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Abstract

Lack of trust in government-supported services after the death of a health care worker with symptoms of Ebola resulted in ongoing Ebola transmission in 2 Liberia counties. Ebola transmission was facilitated by attempts to avoid cremation of the deceased patient and delays in identifying and monitoring contacts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1253-1256
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Nyenswah, T. G., Fallah, M., Calvert, G. M., Duwor, S., Hamilton, E. D., Mokashi, V., Arzoaquoi, S., Dweh, E., Burbach, R., Dlouhy, D., Oeltmann, J. E., & Moonan, P. K. (2015). Cluster of Ebola virus disease, bong and Montserrado counties, Liberia. Emerging infectious diseases, 21(7), 1253-1256. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2107.150511