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Rapid response to Ebola outbreaks in remote areas - Liberia, July-November 2014.

Abstract West Africa is experiencing its first epidemic of Ebola virus disease (Ebola). As of February 9, Liberia has reported 8,864 Ebola cases, of which 3,147 were laboratory-confirmed. Beginning in August 2014, the Liberia Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), supported by CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), and others, began systematically investigating and responding to Ebola outbreaks in remote areas. Because many of these areas lacked mobile telephone service, easy road access, and basic infrastructure, flexible and targeted interventions often were required. Development of a national strategy for the Rapid Isolation and Treatment of Ebola (RITE) began in early October. The strategy focuses on enhancing capacity of county health teams (CHT) to investigate outbreaks in remote areas and lead tailored responses through effective and efficient coordination of technical and operational assistance from the MOHSW central level and international partners. To measure improvements in response indicators and outcomes over time, data from investigations of 12 of 15 outbreaks in remote areas with illness onset dates of index cases during July 16-November 20, 2014, were analyzed. The times to initial outbreak alerts and durations of the outbreaks declined over that period while the proportions of patients who were isolated and treated increased. At the same time, the case-fatality rate in each outbreak declined. Implementation of strategies, such as RITE, to rapidly respond to rural outbreaks of Ebola through coordinated and tailored responses can successfully reduce transmission and improve outcomes.
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Journal Title mmwr. morbidity and mortality weekly report
Publication Year Start
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%A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
%T Rapid response to Ebola outbreaks in remote areas - Liberia, July-November 2014.
%J MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, vol. 64, no. 7, pp. 188-192
%D 02/2015
%V 64
%N 7
%M eng
%B West Africa is experiencing its first epidemic of Ebola virus disease (Ebola). As of February 9, Liberia has reported 8,864 Ebola cases, of which 3,147 were laboratory-confirmed. Beginning in August 2014, the Liberia Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), supported by CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), and others, began systematically investigating and responding to Ebola outbreaks in remote areas. Because many of these areas lacked mobile telephone service, easy road access, and basic infrastructure, flexible and targeted interventions often were required. Development of a national strategy for the Rapid Isolation and Treatment of Ebola (RITE) began in early October. The strategy focuses on enhancing capacity of county health teams (CHT) to investigate outbreaks in remote areas and lead tailored responses through effective and efficient coordination of technical and operational assistance from the MOHSW central level and international partners. To measure improvements in response indicators and outcomes over time, data from investigations of 12 of 15 outbreaks in remote areas with illness onset dates of index cases during July 16-November 20, 2014, were analyzed. The times to initial outbreak alerts and durations of the outbreaks declined over that period while the proportions of patients who were isolated and treated increased. At the same time, the case-fatality rate in each outbreak declined. Implementation of strategies, such as RITE, to rapidly respond to rural outbreaks of Ebola through coordinated and tailored responses can successfully reduce transmission and improve outcomes.
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and Driscoll, Anne
and Tucker, Anthony
and Christie, Athalia
and Karmo, Ben
and Scott, Colleen
and Bowah, Collin
and Barradas, Danielle
and Blackley, David
and Dweh, Emmanuel
and Warren, Felicia
and Mahoney, Frank
and Kassay, Gabriel
and Calvert, Geoffrey M.
and Castro, Georgina
and Logan, Gorbee
and Appiah, Grace
and Kirking, Hannah
and Koon, Hawa
and Papowitz, Heather
and Walke, Henry
and Cole, Isaac B.
and Montgomery, Joel
and Neatherlin, John
and Tappero, Jordan W.
and Hagan, Jose E.
and Forrester, Joseph
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and Mott, Joshua
and Attfield, Kathleen
and DeCock, Kevin
and Lindblade, Kim A.
and Powell, Krista
and Yeoman, Kristin
and Adams, Laura
and Broyles, Laura N.
and Slutsker, Laurence
and Larway, Lawrence
and Belcher, Lisa
and Cooper, Lorraine
and Santos, Marjorie
and Westercamp, Matthew
and Weinberg, Meghan Pearce
and Massoudi, Mehran
and Dea, Monica
and Patel, Monita
and Hennessey, Morgan
and Fomba, Moses
and Lubogo, Mutaawe
and Maxwell, Nikki
and Moonan, Patrick
and Arzoaquoi, Sampson
and Gee, Samuel
and Zayzay, Samuel
and Pillai, Satish
and Williams, Seymour
and Zarecki, Shauna Mettee
and Yett, Sheldon
and James, Stephen
and Grube, Steven
and Gupta, Sundeep
and Nelson, Thelma
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AB  - West Africa is experiencing its first epidemic of Ebola virus disease (Ebola). As
      of February 9, Liberia has reported 8,864 Ebola cases, of which 3,147 were
      laboratory-confirmed. Beginning in August 2014, the Liberia Ministry of Health
      and Social Welfare (MOHSW), supported by CDC, the World Health Organization
      (WHO), and others, began systematically investigating and responding to Ebola
      outbreaks in remote areas. Because many of these areas lacked mobile telephone
      service, easy road access, and basic infrastructure, flexible and targeted
      interventions often were required. Development of a national strategy for the
      Rapid Isolation and Treatment of Ebola (RITE) began in early October. The
      strategy focuses on enhancing capacity of county health teams (CHT) to
      investigate outbreaks in remote areas and lead tailored responses through
      effective and efficient coordination of technical and operational assistance from
      the MOHSW central level and international partners. To measure improvements in
      response indicators and outcomes over time, data from investigations of 12 of 15 
      outbreaks in remote areas with illness onset dates of index cases during July
      16-November 20, 2014, were analyzed. The times to initial outbreak alerts and
      durations of the outbreaks declined over that period while the proportions of
      patients who were isolated and treated increased. At the same time, the
      case-fatality rate in each outbreak declined. Implementation of strategies, such 
      as RITE, to rapidly respond to rural outbreaks of Ebola through coordinated and
      tailored responses can successfully reduce transmission and improve outcomes.
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FAU - Westercamp, Matthew
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FAU - Weinberg, Meghan Pearce
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FAU - Massoudi, Mehran
AU  - Massoudi M
FAU - Dea, Monica
AU  - Dea M
FAU - Patel, Monita
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FAU - Hennessey, Morgan
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FAU - Gee, Samuel
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FAU - Zayzay, Samuel
AU  - Zayzay S
FAU - Pillai, Satish
AU  - Pillai S
FAU - Williams, Seymour
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FAU - Zarecki, Shauna Mettee
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FAU - Yett, Sheldon
AU  - Yett S
FAU - James, Stephen
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FAU - Grube, Steven
AU  - Grube S
FAU - Gupta, Sundeep
AU  - Gupta S
FAU - Nelson, Thelma
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FAU - Malibiche, Theophil
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FAU - Smith, Wilmot
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AU  - Tappero, Jordan W.
AU  - Hagan, Jose E.
AU  - Forrester, Joseph
AU  - Woodring, Joseph
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AU  - Attfield, Kathleen
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AU  - Powell, Krista
AU  - Yeoman, Kristin
AU  - Adams, Laura
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AU  - Slutsker, Laurence
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<b:Title>Rapid response to Ebola outbreaks in remote areas - Liberia, July-November 2014.</b:Title>
 <b:ShortTitle>MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.</b:ShortTitle>
<b:Comments>West Africa is experiencing its first epidemic of Ebola virus disease (Ebola). As of February 9, Liberia has reported 8,864 Ebola cases, of which 3,147 were laboratory-confirmed. Beginning in August 2014, the Liberia Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), supported by CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), and others, began systematically investigating and responding to Ebola outbreaks in remote areas. Because many of these areas lacked mobile telephone service, easy road access, and basic infrastructure, flexible and targeted interventions often were required. Development of a national strategy for the Rapid Isolation and Treatment of Ebola (RITE) began in early October. The strategy focuses on enhancing capacity of county health teams (CHT) to investigate outbreaks in remote areas and lead tailored responses through effective and efficient coordination of technical and operational assistance from the MOHSW central level and international partners. To measure improvements in response indicators and outcomes over time, data from investigations of 12 of 15 outbreaks in remote areas with illness onset dates of index cases during July 16-November 20, 2014, were analyzed. The times to initial outbreak alerts and durations of the outbreaks declined over that period while the proportions of patients who were isolated and treated increased. At the same time, the case-fatality rate in each outbreak declined. Implementation of strategies, such as RITE, to rapidly respond to rural outbreaks of Ebola through coordinated and tailored responses can successfully reduce transmission and improve outcomes.</b:Comments>
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