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Volume 21, Number 11—November 2015
Research

Contact Tracing Activities during the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic in Kindia and Faranah, Guinea, 2014

Meredith G. Dixon, Melanie M. Taylor, Jacob Dee, Avi Hakim, Paul Cantey, Travis Lim, Hawa Bah, Sékou Mohamed Camara, Clement B. Ndongmo, Mory Togba, Leonie Yvonne Touré, Pepe Bilivogui, Mohammed Sylla, Michael H. Kinzer, Fátima Coronado, Jon Eric Tongren, Mahesh Swaminathan, Lise Mandigny, Boubacar Diallo, Thomas Seyler, Marc Rondy, Guénaël Rodier, William Perea, and Benjamin A. Dahl
Author affiliations: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (M.G. Dixon, M.M. Taylor, J. Dee, A. Hakim, P. Cantey, T. Lim, M. Kinzer, F. Coronado, M. Swaminathan, B. Dahl); World Health Organization, Brazzaville, Congo (H. Bah, S.M. Camara); US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lusaka, Zambia (C.B. Ndongmo); Ministry of Health, Guinea (M. Togba, L.Y. Touré, P. Bilivogui, M. Sylla); US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kigali, Rwanda (J.E. Tongren); World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (L. Mandigny, B. Diallo, G. Rodier, W.A. Perea); EpiConcept, Paris, France; World Health Organization Ebola Response Team, Conakry, Guinea (T. Seyler, M. Rondy)

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Figure 2

Community deaths by burial type for case-patients with confirmed and probable cases of Ebola virus disease in Kindia and Faranah, by epidemiological week, Guinea, 2014. Safe burial was defined as placement of the body in an impermeable bag and interment by a team wearing personal protective equipment (9).

Figure 2. Community deaths by burial type for case-patients with confirmed and probable cases of Ebola virus disease in Kindia and Faranah, by epidemiological week, Guinea, 2014. Safe burial was defined as placement of the body in an impermeable bag and interment by a team wearing personal protective equipment (9).

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