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Volume 23, Number 11—November 2017

Symptom- and Laboratory-Based Ebola Risk Scores to Differentiate Likely Ebola Infections

Shefali OzaComments to Author , Alieu A. Sesay, Neal J. Russell, Kevin Wing, Sabah Boufkhed, Lahai Vandi, Sahr C. Sebba, Rachael Cummings, and Francesco Checchi
Author affiliations: Save the Children International, Kerry Town, Sierra Leone (S. Oza, A.A. Sesay, N.J. Russell, K. Wing, S. Boufkhed, L. Vandi, S.C. Sebba, R. Cummings, F. Checchi); London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom (S. Oza, N.J. Russell, K. Wing, S. Boufkhed, F. Checchi); Save the Children International, London (R. Cummings, F. Checchi)

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Table 1

Basic characteristics and outcomes of patients by EVD status at the Kerry Town ETC, Sierra Leone, 2014–2015*

Characteristic EVD negative, n = 172 EVD positive, n = 252
Sex, no. (%)
F 69 (40.1) 144 (57.1)
103 (59.9)
108 (42.9)
Median age, y (IQR)
27 (20–40)
25 (14–35)
Mode of arrival to facility, no. (%)
Ambulance (referral) 95 (55.2) 242 (96.0)
77 (44.8)
10 (4.0)
Median days between onset of symptoms and admission (IQR) 3 (2–6) 3 (2–5)
Median length of stay at ETC, d (IQR) 1 (1–2) 6 (3–11)
Deaths, no. (case fatality ratio, %) 12 (7.0) 107 (42.5)

*ETC, Ebola treatment center; EVD, Ebola virus disease; IQR, interquartile range.

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