Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Lagos, Nigeria; 2014: an Epidemiological Investigation

Folasade F. Osundina, Abisola Oladimeji, Olufemi Ajumobi, Saheed Gidado, Adebola T. Olayinka, Patrick M. Nguku


The study objective was to describe the socio-demographic characteristics of Ebola virus disease patients and their contacts, magnitude of the outbreak and factors associated with outcome. Active case search, contact tracing, laboratory confirmation of cases and prompt management were done. Data was collected using contact listing, contact follow-up, case listing forms and Open Data Kit. None of the contacts was lost to follow-up. Case fatality rate was 37.5%. Health care workers and the active age group were more affected. The outbreak was contained through effective contact tracing and surveillance.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v8i1.6441

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