Study finds Ebola survivors in Liberia face health issues issues

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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The study began in 2015 and follows participants for five years. In Liberia (PREVAIL), part of the National Institutes of Health. The National Eye Institute (NINDS), part part of NIH; the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis; and the Johns Hopkins University Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore. The research is by principal investigators Mosoka P. Fallah, Ph.D.

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. "We thank our partners in the Liberian government". T

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The new published report on the first year of study. A range of symptoms. However, survivors reported certain symptoms at the same time as children and adolescents. Survivors reported higher rates of: urinary frequency (14.7 percent vs. 3.4 percent), headache (47.6 percent vs. 35.6 percent), fatigue (18.4 percent vs. 6.3 percent), muscle pain (23.1 percent vs. 10.1 percent), memory loss t (29.2 percent vs. 4.8 percent), and joint pain (47.5 percent vs. 17.5 percent).

More profound survivors than abnormal abdominal controls (10.4 percent vs. 6.4 percent), chest (4.2 percent vs. 2 percent), and neurologic (4.5 percent vs. 1.5 percent) examinations. More often in survivors than controls (4.5 percent vs. 0.9 percent, respectively). T Other musculoskeletal findings t Follow-up period.

Symptoms. Syndromees syndromes. Symptoms, t Study neurologists are currently following subset of survivors and close contacts to better understand and characterize neurologic issues.

"The results from this study" t Fallah. “The further study of our survivors and the U.S.”

A subset of 564 survivors and 635 close contacts by ophthalmologists at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center. At the baseline group (12.1 percent). T Uveitis refers to a group of inflammatory disease, light sensitivity, and vision loss. Unlike other people t

Ebola-associated uveitis was common in our patients. This study highlights, ”said Rachel J. Bishop, M.D., M.P.H., Head of Consultancy at NEI and co-op on the eye sub-study.

The prevalence of uveitis is consistent with previous findings in Ebola survivors. However, it is not possible to see that you have any comments.

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"Our findings". T Sneller. "Systematic evaluations of participants" t

RNA can persist in the semen of male survivors. The presence of a transmissible virus; mean infectious virus does not exist. Reports describing cases of survivors transmitting Ebola virus to sexual partner 2 part of PREVAIL 3, 267 male survivor participants provided 2,416 semen samples, with 252 men providing more than one sample. Investigators detected viral RNA in one or more samples in 81 men (30 percent). The longest recorded time from EVD to a sample was 40 months.

Interestingly, RNA in semen. The Findings indicate the Existence of Ebola virus RNA in semen May be intermittent and more than Previously Reported Persistent.

Investigators will continue to examine Ebola survivors and contacts to collect and analyze data. For more information about the trial, visit and search identifier NCT02431923.

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MC Sneller et al. A longitudinal study of Ebola sequelae in Liberia. New England Journal of Medicine DOI: 10.1056 / NEJMoa1805435 (2019).



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