The Impact of a Case of Ebola Virus Disease on Emergency Department Visits in Metropolitan Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, July, 2013 –July, 2015: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis

Background and Rationale Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a rare but deadly and highly contagious zoonotic infection first recognized in 1976 in rural Central Africa.1,2 Though associated with high mortality, the remote locations characterized by low population density of these early outbreaks, curtailed extensive exposure.1 In stark contrast, the 2014 EVD outbreaks in West Africa (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone) occurred primarily in urban areas. 1,23 Widespread morbidity and mortality are associated with the hemorrhagic fever caused by the virus. An unprecedented number of cases (>28,600) were reported since the first confirmed case in March 2014.3,4 Among clinical cases, 2 in 5 died from EVD.4,5 With thousands of persons at-risk for EVD and an overwhelmed health care system, the World Health Organization declared the West African outbreak an epidemic in March 2014556 and in August 2014 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.1 In an international effort to assist affected countries, and reduce the likelihood of disease spread, a number of countries supplied humanitarian aid including volunteers, medical aid, and sanitation equipment to affected countries.3,5,6 Clinicians, epidemiologists, and other health care providers, as well as business and personal travelers to and from the epidemic epicenters heightened the concern for global transmission of EVD.56 In response, the World Health Organization, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS...
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