Transmission dynamics and control of ebola virus disease outbreak in Nigeria, July to september 2014

F. O. Fasina, A. Shittu, D. Lazarus, O. Tomori, L. Simonsen, C. Viboud, G. Chowell

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Abstract

We analyse up-to-date epidemiological data of the Ebola virus disease outbreak in Nigeria as of 1 October 2014 in order to estimate the case fatality rate, the proportion of healthcare workers infected and the transmission tree. We also model the impact of control interventions on the size of the epidemic. Results indicate that Nigeria’s quick and forceful implementation of control interventions was determinant in controlling the outbreak rapidly and avoiding a far worse scenario in this country.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number20920
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume19
Issue number40
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 9 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Virology

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    Fasina, F. O., Shittu, A., Lazarus, D., Tomori, O., Simonsen, L., Viboud, C., & Chowell, G. (2014). Transmission dynamics and control of ebola virus disease outbreak in Nigeria, July to september 2014. Eurosurveillance, 19(40), [20920]. https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES2014.19.40.20920