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Ebola Survivors May Experience Ongoing Neurological, Psychological Symptoms, Study Shows

CIDRAP News: Study details neuro, psychological problems in Ebola survivors
“Depression, headaches, and insomnia are just some of the often debilitating symptoms Ebola survivors may experience, according to a clinically based survey of post-Ebola syndrome (PES) published [Wednesday] in Emerging Infectious Diseases…” (Soucheray, 7/11).

Becker’s Hospital Review: Many Ebola survivors grapple with debilitating neurological issues, study finds
“…Researchers found these Ebola survivors often struggle from ‘post-Ebola syndrome’ and were unable to care for themselves after the outbreak due to the ongoing mental effects, such as stroke, headaches, nerve pain, depression, and anxiety…” (Cook, 7/11).

Reuters: Ebola survivors suffer severe mental and neurological problems
“…Janet Scott of Britain’s University of Liverpool, who co-led the research … said the findings show a need for larger and more detailed studies of Ebola survivors compared to matched controls who did not get virus…” (Kelland, 7/11).

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