Volume 22, Number 8—August 2016
Assessment of Community Event–Based Surveillance for Ebola Virus Disease, Sierra Leone, 2015
|Surveillance variable||No. (%)|
|Alerts, n = 12,126|
|Unsafe burial||7 (<1)|
|>2 persons sick or dead in household||205 (2)|
|Sickness or death after unsafe burial||59 (<1)|
|Sickness or death in HCW||70 (<1)|
|Sickness or death in traveler||191 (2)|
|Sickness or death in contact of case-patient||36 (<1)|
|Unsafe burial or washing of corpse||7 (<1)|
|Suspected, probable, or confirmed||287 (2)|
|Tested and ruled negative||271|
|Did not meet case definition||10,173 (84)|
|Not escalated as an alert||774 (6)|
|Lost to follow-up§||892 (7)|
*This analysis was conducted during February 27–September 30, 2015. CEBS, community event–based surveillance; HCW, healthcare worker.
†Alerts for unusual events that did not fall under any of the first 6 events listed in the trigger events section of the table.
‡A total of 10,042 (86.9%) of these events were deaths in the community.
§No follow-up or missing information on follow-up.
1These first authors contributed equally to this article.