Lack of secondary transmission of ebola virus from healthcare worker to 238 contacts, United Kingdom, December 2014

Paul Crook*, Alison Smith-Palmer, Helen Maguire, Noel McCarthy, Hilary Kirkbride, Bruce Court, Sanch Kanagarajah, Deborah Turbitt, Syed Ahmed, Paul Cosford, Isabel Oliver

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Abstract

In December 2014, Ebola virus disease (EVD) was diag­nosed in a healthcare worker in the United Kingdom after the worker returned from an Ebola treatment center in Si­erra Leone. The worker flew on 2 flights during the early stages of disease. Follow-up of 238 contacts showed no evidence of secondary transmission of Ebola virus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2081-2084
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume23
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Service Foundation Trust for case-patient interviewing; National Incident Control Team members, including Gina Radford and Jill Meara, and Health Protection Scotland staff; PHE Centre Health Protection teams, including Sara Atkin; PHE Field Epidemiology Service teams; the PHE Centre for Chemicals Radiation and Environmental Hazards; the PHE Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, including Carol Chatt; the PHE International Health Regulations team, including

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All rights reserved.

Copyright:
Copyright 2018 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

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