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Global Health Experts Enter Uncharted Territory Learning About Ebola Viral Persistence Among Some Survivors

Global Health NOW: Ebola: Persistent, and No Visa Required
Emily Baumgaertner of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting discusses recent information on Ebola survivors showing the virus can persist in some bodily fluids for at least nine months. “The Ebola outbreak shattered the notion that a disease of poor African nations will have no consequences elsewhere. … These infectious diseases don’t need visas,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said at the World Health Summit, Baumgaertner notes (10/16).

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