|MMWR Early Release|
Vol. 63, Early Release
November 14, 2014
|Ebola Virus Disease Cases Among Health Care Workers Not Working in Ebola Treatment Units —|
Liberia, June–August, 2014
Almea Matanock, MD, M. Allison Arwady, MD, Patrick Ayscue, DVM, et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2014;63(Early Release):1-5
As of August 14, 2014, a total of 810 cases of Ebola had been reported in Liberia, including 10 clusters of Ebola cases among health care workers (HCWs) working in facilities that were not Ebola treatment units. The Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and CDC investigated these clusters by reviewing surveillance data, interviewing county health officials, HCWs, and contact tracers, and visiting health care facilities. The investigation identified 97 cases of Ebola among HCWs, including 62 HCW cases (64%) that were part of 10 distinct clusters in non-ETU health care facilities, primarily hospitals.