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Resurgence of Ebola virus disease in Guinea linked to a survivor with virus persistence in seminal fluid for more than 500 days.

By B Diallo, D Sissoko, NJ Loman, HA Bah, H Bah, MC Worrell, LS Conde, R Sacko, S Mesfin, A Loua, JK Kalonda, NA Erondu, BA Dahl, S Handrick, I Goodfellow, LW Meredith, M Cotten, U Jah, RE Guetiya Wadoum, P Rollin, N Magassouba, D Malvy, X Anglaret, MW Carroll, RB Aylward, MH Djingarey, A Diarra, P Formenty, S Keïta, S Günther, A Rambaut and S Duraffour


We report on an Ebola virus disease (EVD) survivor who showed Ebola virus (EBOV) in seminal fluid 531 days after onset of disease. The persisting virus was sexually transmitted in February 2016, about 470 days after onset of symptoms, and caused a new cluster of EVD in Guinea and Liberia

Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Year: 2016
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