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Volume 21, Number 11—November 2015

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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Table 2

Demographic characteristics of contacts of Ebola virus disease case-patients in 2 prefectures, Guinea, September 20-December 31, 2014*

Characteristic Prefecture
Kindia Faranah
No. contacts 1,137 289
No. source case-patients 50 27
No. contact events 1,233 317
Median no. contacts per case-patient (IQR)
16 (11.2–28)
9 (5.5–15.5)
Age, y
Median 22 20
IQR 10–40 8–35
<18 y, no. (%)
450 (39.6)
124 (42.9)
Female sex, no. (%)
611 (53.7)
146 (50.5)
Village, no.
Relationship to source case-patient, no. (%)
Family/household member 470 (41.3) 152 (52.6)
Neighbor 464 (40.8) 6 (2.1)
Health care worker 22 (1.9) 0
Teacher 1 (0.1) 0
Other 17 (1.5) 39 (13.5)
No data 163 (14.3) 92 (31.8)

*Data in this table are from the contact databases; source case-patients listed here are not necessarily the same as case-patients listed in Table 1. IQR, interquartile range.

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