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Community Trust and the Ebola Endgame

OPEN The New England journal of medicine | 30 Jul 2015

RS Dhillon and JD Kelly
Abstract
Six-year-old Fatou was exposed to Ebola at her uncle’s funeral in Forécariah, a district along Guinea’s border with Sierra Leone where about 50% of all Guinea’s Ebola cases since February 2015 have occurred.(1) Fatou’s entire family was registered as contacts to be monitored for the next 21 days, during which the disease could develop. A contact tracer began making daily visits to check their temperatures and evaluate them for symptoms. For the first few days, everything seemed fine, but on the fifth day, Fatou was found to have fever and vomiting. A response team was dispatched to bring her to . . .
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Susu people, Freetown, Currency, Economic Community of West African States, West Africa, Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone
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