Problems Persist for Liberia's Ebola Survivors

Ebola survivors in Liberia show a higher burden of certain health problems than a control group, according to an ongoing study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that has tracked people for 5 years.
Survivors experience more uveitis (eye redness and pain) and abdominal, chest, neurologic and musculoskeletal abnormalities than the control group, the Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia has learned. The findings also showed that viral RNA persisted in survivors’ semen for a maximum of 40 months.
Control group participants, however, still experienced a relatively high burden of health issues overall, noted researchers from the government of Liberia, the US NIH, the University of Minnesota, and Johns Hopkins's Wilmer Eye Institute.
NIH via ScienceDaily


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