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Table 1 Summary of empirical estimates of epidemiological parameters for Ebola virus disease (EVD)

From: Transmission dynamics and control of Ebola virus disease (EVD): a review

Description Value Reference
Incubation period 12.7 days (mean) [54]
Latent period 10.1 days (mean) [33]
Infectious period 6.5 days (mean) [33]
Serial interval 12.0 days (mean) [34]
Generation time 16.6 days (mean) [34]
Time from illness onset to death 10 days (mean) [24],[56]
Case fatality ratio 41% to 65% (Sudan) [31]
61% to 89% (Zaire)