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

Authors

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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v8i1.6460

Abstract

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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Published

2016-03-24

How to Cite

Adeoye, O. O., Waziri, E., Anebonam, U., Nwaduito, I., Green, P., Komakech, W., Onyekwere, N., Poggensee, G., & Nguku, P. M. (2016). The Epidemiologic Charateristics, Healthcare Associated and Household Transmission Dynamics of EVD Outbreak in a South-Southern City of Nigeria. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v8i1.6460

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Lightning Talks