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Inpatient signs and symptoms and factors associated with death in children aged 5 years and younger admitted to two Ebola management centres in Sierra Leone, 2014: A retrospective cohort study

Shah, Tejshri; Grieg, Jane; van der Plas, Linda Margaretha; Achar, Jay; Caleo, Grazia; Squire, James; Turay, Alhaji Sayui; Joshy, Grace; D'Este, Catherine; Banks, Emily; Vogt, Florian; Lokuge, Kamalini

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Background Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened Ebola management centres (EMCs) in Sierra Leone in Kailahun in June, 2014, and Bo in September, 2014. Case fatality in the west African Ebola virus disease epidemic has been highest in children younger than 5 years. Clinical data on outcomes can provide important evidence to guide future management. However, such data on children are scarce and disaggregated clinical data across all ages in this epidemic have focussed on symptoms reported on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153832
Source: The Lancet Global Health
DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(16)30097-3

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