Secondary infections with Ebola virus in rural communities, Liberia and Guinea, 2014–2015

Kim A. Lindblade, Tolbert Nyenswah, Sakoba Keita, Boubakar Diallo, Francis Kateh, Aurora Amoah, Thomas K. Nagbe, Pratima Raghunathan, John C. Neatherlin, Mike Kinzer, Satish K. Pillai, Kathleen R. Attfield, Rana Hajjeh, Emmanuel Dweh, John Painter, Danielle T. Barradas, Seymour G. Williams, David J. Blackley, Hannah L. Kirking, Monita R. PatelMonica Dea, Mehran S. Massoudi, Albert E. Barskey, Shauna L. Mettee Zarecki, Moses Fomba, Steven Grube, Lisa Belcher, Laura N. Broyles, T. Nikki Maxwell, Jose E. Hagan, Kristin Yeoman, Matthew Westercamp, Joshua Mott, Frank Mahoney, Laurence Slutsker, Kevin M. Decock, Barbara Marston, Benjamin Dahl

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Abstract

In rural communities in Liberia and Guinea, more secondary Ebola infections resulted from persons who died of Ebola virus disease at home than from persons admitted to Ebola treatment units. Intensified monitoring of contacts of persons who died of this disease in the community is an evidence-based approach to reduce virus transmission in rural communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1653-1655
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume22
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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