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Estimating the Impact of Violent Events on Transmission in Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2018-2019

Citation

Wannier, S. Rae; Worden, Lee; Hoff, Nicole A.; Amezcua, Eduardo; Selo, Bernice; Sinai, Cyrus; Mossoko, Mathias; Njoloko, Bathe; Okitolonda-Wemakoy, Emile; & Mbala-Kingebeni, Placide, et al. (2019). Estimating the Impact of Violent Events on Transmission in Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2018-2019. Epidemics, 28, 100353. PMCID: PMC7363034

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: As of April 2019, the current Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is occurring in a longstanding conflict zone and has become the second largest EVD outbreak in history. It is suspected that after violent events occur, EVD transmission will increase; however, empirical studies to understand the impact of violence on transmission are lacking. Here, we use spatial and temporal trends of EVD case counts to compare transmission rates between health zones that have versus have not experienced recent violent events during the outbreak.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epidem.2019.100353

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Epidemics

Author(s)

Wannier, S. Rae
Worden, Lee
Hoff, Nicole A.
Amezcua, Eduardo
Selo, Bernice
Sinai, Cyrus
Mossoko, Mathias
Njoloko, Bathe
Okitolonda-Wemakoy, Emile
Mbala-Kingebeni, Placide
Ahuka-Mundeke, Steve
Muyembe-Tamfum, Jean Jacques
Richardson, Eugene T.
Rutherford, George W.
Jones, James H.
Lietman, Thomas M.
Rimoin, Anne W.
Porco, Travis C.
Kelly, J. Daniel

Year Published

2019

Volume Number

28

Pages

100353

PMCID

PMC7363034

Reference ID

12793