What are the complications of Ebola virus disease among survivors?

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Dr. Julie-Anne Dayer, physician at the University of Geneva Hospitals (HUG), described the various complications facing the over 10,000 survivors of the EVD epidemic. Her contribution is based on the limited published data on the subject, and on direct observation at the MSF survivors’ clinic in Freetown (Sierra Leone). As well as somatic and psychological complaints, a key problem is that the virus can remain present in some body fluids several weeks after patients are released from hospital with “virus-free” status.

ICPIC 2015, Ebola – Hands on Workshop, June 16, 2015 – www.icpic.com

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