Scottish Nurse Who Recovered From Ebola Is Back In Isolation
October 09, 2015
Mehta at Emory says the virus is capable of lingering in some patients long after they’ve recovered. The two main reservoirs are the testicles and the eyes. But his team has only seen this happen in men.
There are roughly 17,000 survivors in the region. Liberia has already had at least one case of a male survivor who still carried Ebola in his semen and sexually transmitted the virus to a woman, who later died.
That new case occurred six months after the original patient had been declared Ebola-free.