The 2014-2016 Ebola virus (EBOV) disease outbreak affected over 29 000 people and left behind the biggest cohort (over 17 000 individuals) of Ebola survivors in history. Although the persistence of EBOV in body fluids of survivors was reported before the recent outbreak, new evidence revealed that the virus can be detected up to 18 months in the semen, which represents the biggest risk of Ebola resurgence in affected communities. In this study, we review the knowledge on the Ebola flare-ups that occurred after the peak of the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Ebola Virus Transmission Caused by Persistently Infected Survivors of the 2014-2016 Outbreak in West Africa / Subissi, L.; Keita, M.; Mesfin, S.; Rezza, G.; Diallo, B.; Van Gucht, S.; Musa, E. O.; Yoti, Z.; Keita, S.; Djingarey, M. H.; Diallo, A. B.; Fall, I. S.. - In: THE JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES. - ISSN 1537-6613. - 218:(2018), pp. 287-291. [10.1093/infdis/jiy280]

Ebola Virus Transmission Caused by Persistently Infected Survivors of the 2014-2016 Outbreak in West Africa

Rezza G.;
2018-01-01

Abstract

The 2014-2016 Ebola virus (EBOV) disease outbreak affected over 29 000 people and left behind the biggest cohort (over 17 000 individuals) of Ebola survivors in history. Although the persistence of EBOV in body fluids of survivors was reported before the recent outbreak, new evidence revealed that the virus can be detected up to 18 months in the semen, which represents the biggest risk of Ebola resurgence in affected communities. In this study, we review the knowledge on the Ebola flare-ups that occurred after the peak of the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
2018
Ebola
re-emergence
resurgence
survivor
transmission
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