Reintegration of ebola survivors into their communities - Firestone District, Liberia, 2014

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Dec 19;63(50):1207-9.


The current Ebola virus disease (Ebola) epidemic in West Africa is unprecedented in size and duration. Since the outbreak was recognized in March 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported 17,145 cases with 6,070 deaths, primarily in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Combined data show a case-fatality rate of approximately 70% in patients with a recorded outcome; a 30% survival rate means that thousands of patients have survived Ebola. An important component of a comprehensive Ebola response is the reintegration of Ebola survivors into their communities.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Community Integration*
  • Epidemics*
  • Female
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / epidemiology*
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Liberia / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Program Evaluation
  • Survivors* / statistics & numerical data
  • Young Adult