Sunday, January 22, 2017
Large assessment of Ebola survivors in Guinea paints post-disease picture.
Ebola survivors deal with a litany of post-disease symptoms that include pain, depression and ocular disorders, according to a multidisciplinary analysis of initial data from a large group of survivors in Guinea, the epicenter of the recent West African outbreak. The ongoing Postebogui cohort study, conducted by an international group of researchers, includes more than 800 survivors of the largest Ebola outbreak in history, including 100 children. According to the researchers, survivors who experienced a symptom during the acute phase of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were at an increased risk for presenting with the same symptom when they were enrolled in the study, suggesting the symptoms were either persistent or recurring.continue