Table 1: Presenting Demographics, Symptoms and Physical Findings of EVD Patients from Guinea and Sierra Leone

Country (number of patients)

Guinea (37)7

Sierra Leone (44)8

Median age (IQR, year)

38 (28-46)

 

Male gender (n, %)

24 (65)

40 (40)

Healthcare worker (n, %)

14 (38)

 

Symptoms (n, %)

Fever

31 (84)

28 (63)

Fatigue / weakness

24 (65)

23 (52)

Diarrhea

23 (62)

18 (41)

Headache

12 (57)

28 (63)

Vomiting

21 (57)

12 (27)

Anorexia/abdominal pain

16 (43)

14 (32)

Cough

 

7 (16)

Dizziness

 

21 (48)

Confusion

 

7 (16)

Admission Vital Signs

Temperature (°C, SD)

38.6 ± 1

37.5 ± 0.2

Heart rate (bpm)

93 ± 14

98 ± 4.4

Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)

125 ± 25

111 ± 1.9

Respiratory rate (f)

 

26 ± 2

Physical Findings

Conjunctival injection

 

31 (70)

Facial/neck edema

 

9 (20)

Sore throat

 

12 (27)

Petechial rash

 

1 (2)

Median interval from onset of symptoms (IQR, days)

To hospital admission

5 (3-7)

 

To death

8 (7-11)

 

*Percentage determined based on a total of 21 subjects with available data in this domain.