The impact of active surveillance and health education on an Ebola virus disease cluster - Kono District, Sierra Leone, 2014-2015
OPEN BMC infectious diseases | 28 Oct 2016
T Stehling-Ariza, A Rosewell, SA Moiba, BB Yorpie, KD Ndomaina, KS Jimissa, E Leidman, DJ Rijken, C Basler, J Wood and D Manso
During December 2014-February 2015, an Ebola outbreak in a village in Kono district, Sierra Leone, began following unsafe funeral practices after the death of a person later confirmed to be infected with Ebola virus. In response, disease surveillance officers and community health workers, in collaboration with local leadership and international partners, conducted 1 day of active surveillance and health education for all households in the village followed by ongoing outreach. This study investigated the impact of these interventions on the outbreak.
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