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Volume 21, Number 11—November 2015

Contact Tracing Activities during the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic in Kindia and Faranah, Guinea, 2014

Meredith G. Dixon, Melanie M. Taylor, Jacob Dee, Avi Hakim, Paul Cantey, Travis Lim, Hawa Bah, Sékou Mohamed Camara, Clement B. Ndongmo, Mory Togba, Leonie Yvonne Touré, Pepe Bilivogui, Mohammed Sylla, Michael H. Kinzer, Fátima Coronado, Jon Eric Tongren, Mahesh Swaminathan, Lise Mandigny, Boubacar Diallo, Thomas Seyler, Marc Rondy, Guénaël Rodier, William Perea, and Benjamin A. Dahl
Author affiliations: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (M.G. Dixon, M.M. Taylor, J. Dee, A. Hakim, P. Cantey, T. Lim, M. Kinzer, F. Coronado, M. Swaminathan, B. Dahl); World Health Organization, Brazzaville, Congo (H. Bah, S.M. Camara); US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lusaka, Zambia (C.B. Ndongmo); Ministry of Health, Guinea (M. Togba, L.Y. Touré, P. Bilivogui, M. Sylla); US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kigali, Rwanda (J.E. Tongren); World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (L. Mandigny, B. Diallo, G. Rodier, W.A. Perea); EpiConcept, Paris, France; World Health Organization Ebola Response Team, Conakry, Guinea (T. Seyler, M. Rondy)

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of Ebola virus disease case-patients in 2 prefectures, Guinea, September 20–December 31, 2014*

Characteristic Prefecture
Kindia, n = 90 Faranah, n = 62
Case classification, no. (%) patients
Confirmed 63 (70.0) 39 (62.9)
27 (30.0)
23 (37.1)
Registered as contacts before case identification, no. (%) patients
28 (31.1)
17 (27.4)
Age, y
Median 35.0 30.0
IQR 20.0–50.0 14.0–47.0
<18 y, no. (%)
21 (23.3)
19 (30.6)
Female sex, no. (%) patients
52 (57.8)
33 (53.2)
Villages, no.
Subprefectures, no.
Median time to isolation, d (IQR)
5 (3­­–7)
3 (1–6)
Final outcome, no. (%) patients
71 (78.9)
52 (83.9)
Place of death, no. (%) patients
Ebola treatment unit 36 (50.7) 28 (53.8)
35 (49.1)
24 (46.1)
Burial type for community deaths, no. (%) patients†
Safe 5 (14.3) 20 (90.9)
30 (85.7)
2 (9.1)
Case-patients for whom contacts are registered, no. (%) 35 (38.9) 20 (32.2)

*Data in this table originate from the prefecture case database. The variables “registered as contacts before case identification” and “No. (%)” were created in the prefecture case database by cross-referencing with the contact database. IQR, interquartile range.
†Burial data from Faranah missing for 2 case-patients.

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