(MedPageToday) About one-fourth of patients with the Ebola virus in West Africa recalled attending the funeral of an Ebola victim before they fell ill themselves, researchers reported here.
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Of the 19,000-plus people who have become infected with Ebola in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, information was gathered from 6,403 patients who reported 9,711 exposures to sick or dying individuals. Among those exposures, 2,382 (24.5%) were linked to attendance at a funeral of someone who died from the virus, reported Heather Mills, PhD, of Imperial College London, and colleagues, who were part of the World Health Organization (WHO) Ebola Response Team.
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