Study investigates neurological effects of Ebola outbreak

Written by Alice Weatherston

A new study evaluating brain symptoms in the recent Ebola outbreak has revealed that Ebola survivors often still exhibit neurological symptoms more than six months following their initial infection. The preliminary results of the study, which is part of the larger Prevail III study, will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting (Vancouver, Canada, 15–21 April 2016). The Prevail III study was set up to follow patients previously infected with the Ebola virus and their close contacts, which serve as controls, to collect natural history data of Ebola survivors. “While an end to the outbreak has...

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