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Sequelae of Ebola Virus Disease

  • Patrick Howlett
  • Marta Lado
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Abstract

The long-term effects of the Ebola virus and the care needed by survivors is an evolving area and in the coming years we have much opportunity to learn about the late complications of the disease. In this chapter, we will first outline some of the proposed pathways for sequalae of EVD, then focus on the body systems in which some of these problems occur, and structure these around the time-frame in which they happen. Within the broad range of complications, the most common and potentially manageable relate to the psychosocial and ophthalmological sequelae, and viral persistence in semen with the accompanying risk of disease transmission—greatest attention is paid to these areas. Finally, we provide an approach to the Ebola survivor and outline future direction for care and research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Howlett
    • 1
  • Marta Lado
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.King’s Sierra Leone Partnership, King’s Centre for Global Health, King’s College London and King’s Health PartnersFreetownSierra Leone
  2. 2.King’s College London and King’s Health PartnersLondonUK

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