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Volume 21, Number 10—October 2015

Decreased Ebola Transmission after Rapid Response to Outbreaks in Remote Areas, Liberia, 2014

Kim A. LindbladeComments to Author , Francis Kateh, Thomas K. Nagbe, John C. Neatherlin, Satish K. Pillai, Kathleen R. Attfield, Emmanuel Dweh, Danielle T. Barradas, Seymour G. Williams, David J. Blackley, Hannah L. Kirking, Monita R. Patel, Monica Dea, Mehran S. Massoudi, Kathleen Wannemuehler, Albert E. Barskey, Shauna L. Mettee Zarecki, Moses Fomba, Steven Grube, Lisa Belcher, Laura N. Broyles, T. Nikki Maxwell, Jose E. Hagan, Kristin Yeoman, Matthew Westercamp, Joseph D. Forrester, Joshua Mott, Frank Mahoney, Laurence Slutsker, Kevin M. DeCock, and Tolbert G. Nyenswah
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (K.A. Lindblade, J.C. Neatherlin, S.K. Pillai, K.R. Attfield, D.T. Barradas, S.G. Williams, D.J. Blackley, H.L. Kirking, M.R. Patel, M. Dea, M.S. Massoudi, K. Wannemuehler, A.E. Barskey, S.L. Mettee Zarecki, S. Grube, L. Belcher, L.N. Broyles, T.N. Maxwell, J.E. Hagan, K. Yeoman, M. Westercamp, J. Forrester, J. Mott, F. Mahoney, L. Slutsker, K.M. DeCock); Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Monrovia, Liberia (F. Kateh, T.K. Nagbe, E. Dweh, M. Fomba, T. Nyenswah)

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Table 1

Characteristics of Ebola virus disease outbreaks, Liberia, August–December 2014

Community, county Estimated population Index case-patient
No. cases Days to intervention No. transmission generations Outbreak duration, d % Confirmed % Isolated and 
treated CFR, %
Date of symptom onset Origin
Jenewonde, Grand Cape Mount 800 Aug 28 Monrovia 35 58 7 97 40 31 91
Dorley-La, Bomi 301 Sep 16 Monrovia 10 44 3 52 40 40 100
Geleyansiesu, Gbarpolu 800 Sep 18 Margibi and unknown 22 33 4 41 82 68 73
Bomota, Bong 397 Oct 12 Unknown 14 32 3 39 86 86 50
Government Camp, Sinoe 6,200 Oct 13 Monrovia 4 24 1 7 75 75 50
Quewein, Grand Bassa 371 Oct 14 Monrovia 24 43 4 58 75 54 61*
Kayah, Rivercess 5,000 Oct 16 Monrovia 22 26 2 27 59 41 59
Tayla-ta, Bong 500 Oct 24 Monrovia 28 14 1 22 96 96 50
Waleaquah, Grand Cape Mount
Nov 20
Monrovia (both index case-patients)
*One case-patient died from an accident and is not included in the calculation of CFR. CFR, case-fatality rate.

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