Skip to content

Nurse in serious condition after ebola relapse – World – NZ Herald News

2015-10-10

A nurse who almost died after contracting ebola is in a serious condition in hospital after the virus reactivated.Pauline Cafferkey was flown by military plane from Scotland to London, where she was last night in a specialist isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital.Her relapse – only the second case ever recorded

Source: Nurse in serious condition after ebola relapse – World – NZ Herald News

The first case of recorded relapse was not the only case of persistent Ebola.  A case of transmission from a husband to wife resulted in the wife’s death, leading to the discovery that the virus persisted in the man’s testes and was transmissible through semen.  The Ebola virus has also been recorded as persisting in the eye and causing uveitis.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: