The Epidemiologic Charateristics, Healthcare Associated and Household Transmission Dynamics of EVD Outbreak in a South-Southern City of Nigeria

Olawunmi O. Adeoye, Endie Waziri, Uchenna Anebonam, Ifeoma Nwaduito, Pauline Green, William Komakech, Nnanna Onyekwere, Gabriele Poggensee, Patrick M. Nguku


On July 23, 2014, the EVD outbreak was declared in Nigeria following the confirmation of EVD in a traveller, who arrived acutely ill at the international airport in Lagos, South Western Nigeria from Liberia .The outbreak subsequently filtered to a south southern Nigeria city, by a symptomatic contact who escaped surveillance in Lagos and flew to the city, generating 527 contacts, 4 cases and 2 deaths. The cases were household and hospital contacts. Active surveillance should be promptly enforced at domestic airports and inter-state borders as soon as an outbreak is declared to contain its spread locally

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