Risk in the “Red Zone”: outcomes for children admitted to Ebola holding units in Sierra Leone without Ebola virus disease.

Fitzgerald, F. ; Wing, K. ; Naveed, A. ; Gbessay, M. ; Ross, J.C. ; Checchi, F. ; Youkee, D. ; Jalloh, M.B. ; Baion, D. ; Mustapha, A. ; Jah, H. ; Lako, S. ; Oza, S. ; Boufkhed, S. ; Feury, R. ; Bielicki, J. ; Williamson, E. ; Gibb, D.M. ; Klein, N. ; Sahr, F. ; Yeung, S. ;
Risk in the "Red Zone": outcomes for children admitted to Ebola holding units in Sierra Leone without Ebola virus disease.
Clin Infect Dis, 2017;

We collected data on 1054 children admitted to Ebola Holding Units in Sierra Leone and describe outcomes of 697/1054 children testing negative for Ebola virus disease (EVD) and accompanying caregivers. Case-fatality was 9%; 3/630(0.5%) children discharged testing negative were readmitted EVD-positive. Nosocomial EVD transmission risk may be lower than feared.