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  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Najmul Haider; Peregrine Rothman-Ostrow; Abdinasir Yusuf Osman; Liã Bárbara Arruda; Laura Macfarlane-Berry; Linzy Elton; Margaret J. Thomason; Dorothy Yeboah-Manu; Rashid Ansumana; Nathan Kapata; +7 more
    Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
    Country: United Kingdom

    The World Health Organization defines a zoonosis as any infection naturally transmissible from vertebrate animals to humans. The pandemic of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 has been classified as a zoonotic disease, however, no animal reservoir has y...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Yakuba M. Bah; Jusufu Paye; Mohamed S. Bah; Abdulai Conteh; Sam Saffa; Alie Tia; Mustapha Sonnie; Amy Veinoglou; Mary H. Hodges; Yaobi Zhang;
    Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.

    Historic data and baseline surveys showed schistosomiasis as highly/moderately endemic in 7 of 14 districts in Sierra Leone, justifying annual/biennial mass drug administration (MDA) with praziquantel. MDA commenced in 2009 and reported treatment coverage had been above...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Margaret Lamunu; Olushayo Olu; James Bangura; Zabulon Yoti; Thomas T. Samba; David Kargbo; Foday Dafae; Muhammad Ali Raja; Noah Sempira; Michael Lyazi Ivan; +17 more
    Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

    Introduction Western Area (WA) of Sierra Leone including the capital, Freetown, experienced an unprecedented outbreak of Ebola from 2014 to 2015. At the onset of the epidemic, there was little information about the epidemiology, transmission dynamics, and risk factors i...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Olushayo Olu; Margaret Lamunu; Alexander Chimbaru; Ayotunde A. Adegboyega; Ishata Conteh; Ngoy Nsenga; Noah Sempiira; Kande-Bure Kamara; Foday Dafae;
    Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.

    Background: Response to the 2014–2015 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Sierra Leone overwhelmed the national capacity to contain it and necessitated a massive international response and strong coordination platform. Consequently, the Sierra Leone Government, with s...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Olushayo Olu; Margaret Lamunu; Miriam Nanyunja; Foday Dafae; Thomas T. Samba; Noah Sempiira; Fredson Kuti-George; Fikru Zeleke Abebe; Benjamin Sensasi; Alexander Chimbaru; +4 more
    Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

    Introduction: Contact tracing is a critical strategy required for timely prevention and control of Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreaks. Available evidence suggests that poor contact tracing was a driver of the EVD outbreak in West Africa, including Sierra Leone. In this...