Ebola Virus Found In Eye Of U.S. Doctor After Being Declared Virus-Free
News outlets discuss a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine showing the Ebola virus can persist in the eyes of survivors.
Agence France-Presse: Ebola found in man’s eye months after it left blood: report
“The Ebola virus has been detected for the first time in an eye of a patient months after it vanished from his blood, researchers said…” (5/8).
New York Times: After Nearly Claiming His Life, Ebola Lurked in a Doctor’s Eye
“…Despite the infection within his eye, [Ebola survivor Dr. Ian Crozier’s] tears and the surface of his eye were virus-free, so he posed no risk to anyone who had casual contact with him. … Dr. Crozier’s condition, uveitis — a dangerous inflammation inside the eye — has also been diagnosed in West Africans who survived Ebola…” (Grady, 5/7).