Estimating the Number of Secondary Ebola Cases Resulting From an Unsafe Burial and Risk Factors for Transmission During the West Africica Ebola Epidemic
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JournalPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
AbstractSafely burying Ebola infected individuals is acknowledged to be important for controlling Ebola epidemics and was a major component of the 2013-2016 West Africa Ebola response. Yet, in order to understand the impact of safe burial programs it is necessary to elucidate the role of unsafe burials in sustaining chains of Ebola transmission and how the risk posed by activities surrounding unsafe burials, including care provided at home prior to death, vary with human behavior and geography.
PublisherPublic Library of Science