Ebola Virus Persistence in Semen of Male Survivors

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Ebola Virus Persistence in Semen of Male Survivors

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We investigated the duration of Ebola virus (EBOV) RNA and infectious EBOV in semen specimens of 5 Ebola virus disease (EVD) survivors.

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2016-06-15

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Uyeki, T. M., B. R. Erickson, S. Brown, A. K. McElroy, D. Cannon, A. Gibbons, T. Sealy, M. H. Kainulainen, A. J. Schuh, C. S. Kraft, A. K. Mehta, G. M. Lyon, 3rd, J. B. Varkey, B. S. Ribner, R. T. Ellison, 3rd, E. Carmody, G. J. Nau, C. Spiropoulou, S. T. Nichol and U. Stroher (2016). "Ebola Virus Persistence in Semen of Male Survivors." Clin Infect Dis 62(12): 1552-1555.

Abstract

We investigated the duration of Ebola virus (EBOV) RNA and infectious EBOV in semen specimens of 5 Ebola virus disease (EVD) survivors. EBOV RNA and infectious EBOV was detected by real-time RT-PCR and virus culture out to 290 days and 70 days, respectively, after EVD onset.

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