Seroprevalence of Ebola virus infection in Bombali District, Sierra Leone

  • Nadege Goumkwa Mafopa University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon; University of Makeni, Makeni, Sierra Leone; Holy Spirit Hospital, Maken, Sierra Leone.
  • Gianluca Russo Holy Spirit Hospital, Makeni, Sierra Leone; La Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
  • Raoul Emeric Guetiya Wadoum University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon; University of Makeni, Makeni, Sierra Leone; Holy Spirit Hospital, Makeni, Sierra Leone; University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.
  • Emmanuel Iwerima African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa, Ethiopia.
  • Vincent Batwala African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa; Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda.
  • Marta Giovanetti Holy Spirit Hospital, Makeni, Sierra Leone; University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy.
  • Antonella Minutolo Holy Spirit Hospital, Makeni, Sierra Leone; University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy.
  • Patrick Turay Holy Spirit Hospital, Makeni, Sierra Leone.
  • Thomas B. Turay Partner Relief Development, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
  • Brima Kargbo Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
  • Massimo Amicosante University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy.
  • Mattei Maurizio University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, .
  • Carla Montesano | montesano@uniroma2.it University of Makeni, Makeni, Sierra Leone; Holy Spirit Hospital, Makeni, Sierra Leone; University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9865-6619
  • Ebola Study Group

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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2017-12-31
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Ebola, Serosurvey, anti-Ebola Zaire Virus Nucleoprotein IgG, Asymptomatic Ebola infection
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Mafopa, N. G., Russo, G., Guetiya Wadoum, R. E., Iwerima, E., Batwala, V., Giovanetti, M., Minutolo, A., Turay, P., Turay, T. B., Kargbo, B., Amicosante, M., Maurizio, M., Montesano, C., & Group, E. S. (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