Family members of the pediatric index case
were evaluated by a pediatric infectious diseases specialist and adult family members were evaluated by an infectious diseases specialist.
The median age of all untested subjects, including the index cases
, was 41 (range: 4-75) years (Table 2).
The second case in this report had physical contact with the index case
when assisting the index case
to the bathroom (it lasted for 10 min) and had no history of exposure to live poultry or LPMs before the illness onset.
Majority of index cases
belonged to the rural and urban slums of the city.
Treatment followed in the index case
was holistic and complete (i.
of index case
Nimba Small Ganta 900 July 16 Grand Kru Parluken 2,000 August 4 Grand Cape Mount Jenewonde 800 August 28 Grand Bassa John Logan Town 5,000 September 9 Bomi Dorley-La 301 September 16 Gbarpolu Geleyansiesu 800 September 27 Bong Bomota 397 October 12 Sinoe Government Camp 6,200 October 13 Grand Bassa Quewein 371 October 14 Rivercess Kayah 5,000 October 16 Bong Tayla-ta 500 October 24 Grand Cape Mount Waleaquah 700 November 20 Total no.
A history of a known index case
is observed in 71 (27-6%) patients: 57 within the household and 14 amongst social contacts.
Table 1: Biochemical indices in the index case
Biochemical indices Index BMD case References range CPK (U/L) 2461.
The Index case
: The Index case
in this outbreak was a 21 year old female with history of drowsi-ness, high fever and fits for few hours before her admission to the hospital through Emergency.
The objectives of the trial are two-fold: to assess if the vaccine protects the contacts who were vaccinated and if vaccinating the contacts will create a buffer - or ring of protected individuals - around the index case
to prevent further spread of the infection.
a--anthropometric parameters: weight and size of the index case
Definition of episode of care and cholecystectomy index case