A research carried out by Partnership for Research on Ebola in Liberia (PREVAIL) has revealed that Ebola survivors faced with complicated health issues. PREVAIL has embarked on a five - year study of Ebola survivors and close associates.
According to the study which was presented at the major scientific conference in the United
States, the team stated that in less than one year, much have been learned about the long term health problem that can affect more than 15,000 Ebola
virus disease (EVD) survivors in West Africa infected during the
Top of the list of the complications diagnosed in the survivors in more than a year after the recovery of Ebola disease are eye complications, muscle and joint
troubles, and neurological issues.
The group also said,
"Moreover, among more than 100 contacts who reported sexual activity
with a survivor during convalescence, most did not use condoms
These and other preliminary study findings were presented in
Boston by the principal investigator of the study, Mosoka P. Fallah of
the Liberian Ministry of Health.
Dr. Fallah, comparing the findings from the study, pointed out that the medical problems are Ebola-specific and that the team is also carrying out blood samples test for anti-Ebola antibodies, a sign of past Ebola infection, also to see where and how long
survivors can harbor remnants of the Ebola virus.