Filovirus outbreak detection and surveillance: lessons from Bundibugyo.

@article{Macneil2011FilovirusOD,
  title={Filovirus outbreak detection and surveillance: lessons from Bundibugyo.},
  author={Adam Macneil and Eileen C. Farnon and Oliver W Morgan and Philip D. Gould and Tegan K. Boehmer and David D. Blaney and Petra Wiersma and Jordan W. Tappero and Stuart T Nichol and Thomas Ksiazek and Pierre E. Rollin},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={204 Suppl 3},
  pages={
          S761-7
        }
}
The first outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) due to Bundibugyo ebolavirus occurred in Uganda from August to December 2007. During outbreak response and assessment, we identified 131 EHF cases (44 suspect, 31 probable, and 56 confirmed). Consistent with previous large filovirus outbreaks, a long temporal lag (approximately 3 months) occurred between initial EHF cases and the subsequent identification of Ebola virus and outbreak response, which allowed for prolonged person-to-person… CONTINUE READING

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