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Table 1 Characteristics of probable and confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease in Pujehun district, Sierra Leone

From: The 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak in Pujehun, Sierra Leone: epidemiology and impact of interventions

  Number (%)
Children (0–15 years old) 8/49 (16.3 %)
Adults (16–64 years old) 35/49 (71.4 %)
Females 30/49 (61.2 %)
Healthcare workers (HCW) 3/49 (6.1 %)
Admitted to hospital 44/49 (88.8 %)
Deaths 42/49 (85.7 %)
Community burials 5/42 (11.9 %)
Cases imported from abroad 9/49 (18.4 %)
In the local transmission chains 39/40 (97.5 %)
Exposed in family/extended family 29/39 (74.3 %)
Exposed in the community 7/39 (17.9 %)
Exposed in hospital (patients) 1/39 (2.6 %)
Exposed in hospital (HCWs) 2/39 (5.1 %)
Touched the body fluids of the case (blood, vomit, saliva, urine, feces) 6/31 (19.4 %)
Had direct physical contact with the body of the case (alive or dead) 16/31 (51.6 %)
Touched or shared the linen, clothes, or dishes/eating utensils of the case 23/31 (74.2 %)
Slept, ate, or spent time in the same household or room as the case 20/31 (64.5 %)