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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 2

Characteristics of 165 case-patients with Ebola virus disease in 9 outbreaks in remote rural areas, Liberia, August–December 2014

Characteristic No. (%) patients*
Female sex 91 (55)
Age, y†
0–14 33 (21)
15–19 12 (7)
20–29 25 (16)
30–39 30 (19)
40–49 26 (16)
50–59 18 (11)
>60 17 (11)
Type of case
Confirmed 115 (70)
Probable 38 (23)
Suspected 12 (7)
Admitted to Ebola treatment unit 100 (61)
Died 52 (51)
Recovered 49 (49)
Not admitted to Ebola treatment unit 64 (39)
Died 59 (92)
Recovered 4 (6)
Died accidentally 1 (2)
Fever 70 (92)
Intense fatigue 64 (86)
Weight loss 24 (63)
Muscle pain 40 (58)
Headache 31 (41)
Vomiting/nausea 26 (37)
Difficulty breathing 29 (39)
Abdominal pain 27 (36)
Diarrhea 26 (35)
Hiccups 25 (34)
Difficulty swallowing 7 (15)
Unexplained bleeding 2 (3)

*Percentages are proportions of non-missing data.
†Case-patients were a median of 33 years of age (range 15 days–84 years).

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