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Volume 22, Number 6—June 2016

Extended Human-to-Human Transmission during a Monkeypox Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Leisha Diane NolenComments to Author , Lynda Osadebe, Jacques Katomba, Jacques Likofata, Daniel Mukadi, Benjamin Monroe, Jeffrey B. Doty, Christine Marie Hughes, Joelle Kabamba, Jean Malekani, Pierre Lokwa Bomponda, Jules Inonga Lokota, Marcel Pie Balilo, Toutou Likafi, Robert Shongo Lushima, Benoit Kebela Ilunga, Frida Nkawa, Elisabeth Pukuta, Stomy Karhemere, Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum, Beatrice Nguete, Emile Okitolonda Wemakoy, Andrea M. McCollum, and Mary G. Reynolds
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (L.D. Nolen, L. Osadebe, B. Monroe, J. Doty, C.M. Hughes, A.M. McCollum, M.G. Reynolds); Minstere de la Santé, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (J. Katomba, J. Likofata, R. Shongo Lushima, B. Kebela Ilunga); US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kinshasa (J. Katomba, J. Likofata, J. Kabamba); National Institute for Biomedical Research, Kinshasa (D. Mukadi, F. Nkawa, E. Pukuta, S. Karhemere, J.-J. Muyembe Tamfum); University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa (J. Malekani,); Kinshasa School of Public Health, Kinshasa (M.P. Balilo, T. Likafi, B. Nguete, E. Okitolonda Wemakoy); Minstere de la Santé Tshuapa Health District, Bokungu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (P.L. Bomponda, J.I. Lokota)

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Table 2

Characteristics of patients with monkeypox infections, Bokungu Health Zone, July–December 2013

Characteristic Total cases, N = 63 Confirmed cases, n = 20 Probable cases, n = 19 Suspected cases, n = 24 Unaffected household members,* n = 53
Median age, y (mean) 10 (15.5) 14 (20.4) 7 (6.7) 10 (16.4) 20 (23)
Age range 4 mo–68 y 8 mo–68 y 4 mo–21 y 6 mo–65 y 2 mo–72 y
Male sex, no. (%)† 36 (57) 12 (60) 9/18 (50) 15/22 (68) 19/50 (38)
Vaccinated, no. (%)†
9/59 (15)
5/18 (28)
0/18 (0)
4/23 (17)
14/53 (26)
*Persons in households without symptoms and not tested.
†Denominators indicate no. patients with data available in that category.

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