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[Correspondence] Age-specific incidence of Ebola virus disease

It has been noted in the present and previous Ebola epidemics that children are relatively spared.1–3 This has been attributed to their lower exposure compared with adults—children might be kept away from the sick2 and they might be less exposed at funerals and in funeral preparations. However, in household contacts in the 1995 Kikwit epidemic, the increased risk of disease in adults compared with children persisted after adjusting for exposure.4