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Volume 27, Number 12—December 2021

Novel Use of Capture-Recapture Methods to Estimate Completeness of Contact Tracing during an Ebola Outbreak, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2018–2020

Jonathan A. Polonsky, Dankmar Böhning, Mory Keita, Steve Ahuka-Mundeke, Justus Nsio-Mbeta, Aaron Aruna Abedi, Mathias Mossoko, Janne Estill, Olivia Keiser, Laurent Kaiser, Zabulon Yoti, Patarawan Sangnawakij, Rattana Lerdsuwansri, and Victor J. Del Rio VilasComments to Author 
Author affiliations: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (J.A. Polonsky); Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva, Geneva (J.A. Polonsky, M. Keita, J. Estill, O. Keiser, L. Kaiser); University of Southampton, Southampton, UK (D. Böhning); World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo (M. Keita, Z. Yoti); Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (S. Ahuka-Mundeke, M. Mossoko); Ministere de la Santé Publique, Kinshasa (J. Nsio-Mbeta, A. Aruna Abedi); Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand (P. Sangnawakij, R. Lerdsuwansri); World Health Organization South East Asia Regional Office, New Delhi, India (V.J. Del Rio Vilas)

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Table 2

Distribution of Ebola virus disease case-patients, their median age and sex ratio, and mean total number of contacts, grouped by number of infected contacts, among case-patients with >1 listed contact, Beni Health Zone, Democratic Republic of the Congo, July 31, 2018–April 26, 2020

No. infected contacts No. case-patients Median age of case-patients, y % Women and girls among case-patients Mean (95% CI) total number of contacts
0 585 28.2 59.5 85.7 (79.1–92.4)
1 108 23.6 56.7 122 (102.0–141.0)
>2 99 25.6 54.6 174 (144.0–204.0)

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