Characterizing risk of Ebola transmission based on frequency and type of case-contact exposures.

@article{Skrip2017CharacterizingRO,
  title={Characterizing risk of Ebola transmission based on frequency and type of case-contact exposures.},
  author={Laura A Skrip and Mosoka Fallah and Stephen G. Gaffney and Rami Yaari and Dan Yamin and Amit Huppert and Luke Bawo and Tolbert G. Nyenswah and Alison P. Galvani},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2017},
  volume={372 1721}
}
During the initial months of the 2013-2016 Ebola epidemic, rapid geographical dissemination and intense transmission challenged response efforts across West Africa. Contextual behaviours associated with increased risk of exposure included travel to high-transmission settings, caring for sick and preparing the deceased for traditional funerals. Although such behaviours are widespread in West Africa, high-transmission pockets were observed. Superspreading and clustering are typical phenomena in… CONTINUE READING
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