Seroprevalence of Ebola virus infection in Bombali District, Sierra Leone

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Nadege Goumkwa Mafopa (1), Gianluca Russo (2), Raoul Emeric Guetiya Wadoum (3), Emmanuel Iwerima (4), Vincent Batwala (5), Marta Giovanetti (6), Antonella Minutolo (7), Patrick Turay (8), Thomas B. Turay (9), Brima Kargbo (10), Massimo Amicosante (11), Mattei Maurizio (12), Carla Montesano (13*), Ebola Study Group (14)

Affiliation not present.
(*) Corresponding Author:
Carla Montesano
montesano@uniroma2.it
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9865-6619

Abstract

A serosurvey of anti-Ebola Zaire virus nucleoprotein IgG prevalence was carried out among Ebola virus disease survivors and their Community Contacts in Bombali District, Sierra Leone. Our data suggest that the specie of Ebola virus (Zaire) responsible of the 2013-2016 epidemic in West Africa may cause mild or asymptomatic infection in a proportion of cases, possibly due to an efficient immune response.

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Mafopa, N., Russo, G., Guetiya Wadoum, R., Iwerima, E., Batwala, V., Giovanetti, M., Minutolo, A., Turay, P., Turay, T., Kargbo, B., Amicosante, M., Maurizio, M., Montesano, C., & Group, E. (2017). Seroprevalence of Ebola virus infection in Bombali District, Sierra Leone. Journal of Public Health in Africa, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2017.732