Persistence of Ebola Virus in Ocular Fluid during Convalescence

Jay Varkey, Jessica Shantha, Ian Crozier, Colleen Kraft, G Lyon, Aneesh Mehta, Gokul Kumar, Justine Smith, Markus Kainulainen, Shannon Whitmer, Ute Stroher, Timothy Uyeki, Bruce Ribner, Steven Yeh

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    Among the survivors of Ebola virus disease (EVD), complications that include uveitis can develop during convalescence, although the incidence and pathogenesis of EVD-associated uveitis are unknown. We describe a patient who recovered from EVD and was subsequently found to have severe unilateral uveitis during convalescence. Viable Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) was detected in aqueous humor 14 weeks after the onset of EVD and 9 weeks after the clearance of viremia.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2423-2427
    Number of pages5
    JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
    Issue number25
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2015


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