A Plan for Community Event-Based Surveillance to Reduce Ebola Transmission — Sierra Leone, 2014–2015

@inproceedings{Crowe2015APF,
  title={A Plan for Community Event-Based Surveillance to Reduce Ebola Transmission — Sierra Leone, 2014–2015},
  author={Sam Crowe and Darren Hertz and Matt Maenner and R. Ratnayake and Pieter Baker and R. Ryan Lash and John David Klena and Seung Hee Lee-Kwan and Candice Williams and Gabriel T. Jonnie and Yelena Gorina and Alicia Anderson and Gbessay Saffa and Dana Carr and Jude Tuma and Laura Miller and Alhajie Turay and Ermias Belay},
  booktitle={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  year={2015}
}
Ebola virus disease (Ebola) was first detected in Sierra Leone in May 2014 and was likely introduced into the eastern part of the country from Guinea. The disease spread westward, eventually affecting Freetown, Sierra Leone's densely populated capital. By December 2014, Sierra Leone had more Ebola cases than Guinea and Liberia, the other two West African countries that have experienced widespread transmission. As the epidemic intensified through the summer and fall, an increasing number of… CONTINUE READING
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