Proportion of deaths and clinical features in Bundibugyo Ebola virus infection, Uganda

Adam MacNeil, Eileen C. Farnon, Joseph Wamala, Sam Okware, Deborah L. Cannon, Zachary Reed, Jonathan S. Towner, Jordan W. Tappero, Julius Lutwama, Robert Downing, Stuart T. Nichol, Thomas Ksiazek, Pierre E. Rollin

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Abstract

The first known Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) outbreak caused by Bundibugyo Ebola virus occurred in Bundibugyo District, Uganda, in 2007. Fifty-six cases of EHF were laboratory confirmed. Although signs and symptoms were largely nonspecific and similar to those of EHF outbreaks caused by Zaire and Sudan Ebola viruses, proportion of deaths among those infected was lower (≈40%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1969-1972
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume16
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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MacNeil, A., Farnon, E. C., Wamala, J., Okware, S., Cannon, D. L., Reed, Z., Towner, J. S., Tappero, J. W., Lutwama, J., Downing, R., Nichol, S. T., Ksiazek, T., & Rollin, P. E. (2010). Proportion of deaths and clinical features in Bundibugyo Ebola virus infection, Uganda. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 16(12), 1969-1972. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1612.100627