Importation and Containment of Ebola Virus Disease - Senegal, August-September 2014

Mirkovic, Kelsey; Thwing, Julie; Diack, Papa Amadou
October 2014
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/3/2014, Vol. 63 Issue 39, p873
The article discusses the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in Senegal where first known case was from a Guinean man who had traveled from Guinea to Dakar in mid-August 2014 to visit family. It mentions the rapid containment response made due to prompt notification of health personnel in Senegal about the case by health personnel in Guinea. The need for a country to have an active Ebola health care surveillance system to prepare for a possible Ebola importation is also tackled.


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