Resurgence of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea Linked to a Survivor with Virus Persistence in Seminal Fluid for More Than 500 Days

Boubacar Diallo, Daouda Sissoko, Nicholas J. Loman, Hadja Aïssatou Bah, Hawa Bah, Mary Claire Worrell, Lya Saidou Conde, Ramata Sacko, Samuel Mesfin, Angelo Loua, Jacques Katomba Kalonda, Ngozi Erondu, Benjamin A. Dahl, Susann Handrick, Ian Goodfellow, Luke W. Meredith, Matthew Cotten, Umaru Jah, Raoul Emeric Guetiya Wadoum, Pierre RollinN'Faly Magassouba, Denis Malvy, Xavier Anglaret, Miles Carroll, Raymond Bruce Aylward, Mamoudou Harouna Djingarey, Abdoulaye Diarra, Pierre Formenty, Sakoba Keïta, Stephan Günther, Andrew Rambaut, Sophie Duraffour

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Abstract

We report on an Ebola virus disease (EVD) survivor who showed Ebola virus 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1353-1356
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume63
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2016

Keywords

  • Ebola virus
  • Ebola virus persistence
  • real-time sequencing
  • seminal fluid
  • sexual transmission

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