Development and implementation of the Ebola Exposure Window Calculator: A tool for Ebola virus disease outbreak field investigations

The CDC in collaboration with WHO and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory developed a bilingual (English/French), smartphone-based field application to assist field investigators in determining the exposure window of an EVD case. The calculator only requires the reported date of symptoms onset and the type of symptoms present at onset or the date of death. Prior to the release of this application, there was no similar electronic capability to enable consistent calculation of EVD exposure windows for field investigators. Plos One

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