Exposure Patterns Driving Ebola Transmission in West Africa: A Retrospective Observational Study

by Junerlyn Agua-Agum, Archchun Ariyarajah, Bruce Aylward et al.
International Ebola Response Team, PLoS Med 13(11): e1002170 – Published: November 15, 2016

23 pp. 1.5 MB
http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article/file?
id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002170&type=printable
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Achieving elimination of Ebola is challenging, partly because of super-spreading. Safe funeral practices and fast hospitalisation contributed to the containment of this Ebola epidemic. Continued real-time data capture, reporting, and analysis are vital to track transmission patterns, inform resource deployment, and thus hasten and maintain elimination of the virus from the human population. The authors present analyses of data collected during the outbreak identifying drivers of transmission and highlighting areas where control could be improved.

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