Risk in the "Red Zone": Outcomes for Children Admitted to Ebola Holding Units in Sierra Leone Without Ebola Virus Disease


Fitzgerald, F; Wing, K; Naveed, A; Gbessay, M; Ross, JCG; Checchi, F; Youkee, D; Jalloh, MB; Baion, D; Mustapha, A; Jah, H; Lako, S; Oza, S; Boufkhed, S; Feury, R; Bielicki, J; Williamson, E; Gibb, DM; Klein, N; Sahr, F; Yeung, S; (2017) Risk in the "Red Zone": Outcomes for Children Admitted to Ebola Holding Units in Sierra Leone Without Ebola Virus Disease. Clinical infectious diseases, 65 (1). pp. 162-165. ISSN 1058-4838 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cix223

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Abstract

We collected data on 1054 children admitted to Ebola Holding Units in Sierra Leone and describe outcomes of 697/1054 children testing negative for Ebola virus disease (EVD) and accompanying caregivers. Case-fatality was 9%; 3/630(0.5%) children discharged testing negative were readmitted EVD-positive. Nosocomial EVD transmission risk may be lower than feared.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Medical Statistics
Research Centre: EHR Research Group
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PubMed ID: 28369236
Web of Science ID: 403459300029
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/4351935

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