A single monoclonal antibody isolated from a human survivor of Ebola virus disease EVD completely protects monkeys from the lethal virus, and could hold promise as a potential treatment for infected humans, according to new research. Liberia launched a five-year study on Wednesday to unravel the mystery of the long-term health effects that plague Ebola survivors and assess how long they should go without sex. A team of leading international scientists today called for new Ebola vaccines to be made available in months rather than years and warned against complacency after a reduction in infection rates. World News Reuters Friday November 28,
New Ebola case in Congo likely linked to virus that remained active in survivor’s semen
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A n Indian resident who tested positive for Ebola—and was cured—has landed in Delhi from Liberia. According to the Times , the man had already been treated for Ebola in West Africa, currently does not have symptoms and tested negative for the virus before he flew. However, his semen tested positive for the virus. He had a medical clearance certificate from the Liberian government saying the had been treated and was confirmed negative from blood tests—that would deem him Ebola-free, according to the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC.
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This is the 11th Ebola outbreak in DRC since it was discovered first in in the country. Ebola is a rare but deadly virus that causes fever, body ache, diarrhoea etc. When it enters the body, it kills cells and also makes some of them to explode. It affects the immune system, causes heavy bleeding inside and outside the body and damages almost every organ. Ebola Virus Disease EVD mostly affects people and nonhuman primates like monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees.