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Ebola Discovered In Patients Eye Months After Being Cleared


Health & Wellness  (tags: ebola, eye, Dr. Ian Crozier )

Sheryl
- 1530 days ago - rt.com
An American doctor who returned to the US infected with Ebola found that, despite being declared free of the disease, he was still carrying the virus in his eye months later.



   

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Donna T (0)
Friday May 8, 2015, 7:07 am
thank you
 

Animae C (508)
Friday May 8, 2015, 7:56 am
Noted
T.Y. Dandelion
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 8, 2015, 7:57 am
I hadn't heard about this.
Thank you Dandelion
 

Sue H (7)
Friday May 8, 2015, 8:51 am
Disturbing.
 

Angelika R (143)
Friday May 8, 2015, 9:37 am
Gee what a creepy story! If the virrus can hide in one's eye it can go nearly anywhere it seems. This almost reminds me of Carrie's horror story about that "evil twin" inside the lady's brain! (teratoma)
 

Birgit W (160)
Friday May 8, 2015, 10:08 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

Pat B (354)
Friday May 8, 2015, 10:19 am
I wonder how this will affect those people who were cleared months ago from EVD. Will they be re-checked? And...can it be spread through fluids, ie., tears? This is disconcerting, considering the death toll of many.
Thanks alot for this post, I will keep track of this one.
 

Sarah Dyson (139)
Friday May 8, 2015, 11:09 am
Noted. We have not seen anything yet. The plague is other parts of the world. What next is going to break out. HUGS TO ALL WHO CARE FROM TEXAS
 

Athena F (131)
Friday May 8, 2015, 11:14 am
:(
 

Lois J (63)
Friday May 8, 2015, 2:00 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Dandelion. I have the same questions as Pat B. (above) does.....and, wondering if they should be isolated for a longer period of time. Article doesn't explain.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Friday May 8, 2015, 2:18 pm
As for the tears it stated:

Tests confirmed his eye contained Ebola, but tears and tissue around the outside of the eye were free of the virus.

But is that only in his situation or could it be different in someone else. I would say more research needs to be done on this and could explain why new outbreaks happen later on after Dr's feel they have it contained.
 

David B (34)
Friday May 8, 2015, 4:59 pm
and so we rushed in to cure or control Ebola and now they have another out break , this time measles which to the children is almost as deadly . and because of the rush to handle Ebola and the mistakes made with it parents were afraid to bring their children to be vaccinated so none of the children receive measles shots .
 

marie T (163)
Friday May 8, 2015, 5:15 pm
Can not send a star to Dandelion as have sent one in the last hour
Thank you for posting
 

Gloria H (88)
Friday May 8, 2015, 7:54 pm
if it is in semen, then couldn't there be another worry for an epidemic similar to AIDS since many men in that area refuse to use condoms?
 

Janet B (0)
Friday May 8, 2015, 8:19 pm
Thanks
 

Shirley S (187)
Friday May 8, 2015, 9:09 pm
EBOLA is here to stay.
 

Kay M (47)
Friday May 8, 2015, 9:36 pm
Good Evening and thank you for this article - which I read and noted -- IT IS A FRIGHTENING SITUATION-TO FIND OUT YOU STILL HAVE EBOLA IN YOUR EYE AFTER ALL THESE MONTHS- THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO RETEST EVERYONE WHO EVER HAD EBOLA AND GOT CURED -THEY COULD HAVE THE EYE INFECTION ALSO ----SCARY ---SINCERELY KAY M.
 

Vikram S (34)
Friday May 8, 2015, 9:57 pm
thanks for sharing
 

Arild Warud (174)
Saturday May 9, 2015, 3:24 am
Scary,thanks for the post Sheryl.
 

Angelika R (143)
Saturday May 9, 2015, 4:54 am
Good question/thought by Gloria, that is most likely why it spread so rampantly in the first place!
 

Angelika R (143)
Saturday May 9, 2015, 5:05 am
RE: David B.s ( we now have another, feels a bit strange) remarks: as for those vaccines, how can one know for sure that these may be good for ONE but at the same time-or in the longer run- be the cause for another??? Especially since in the Ebola case tested only in a rush, hastily..
 

Angelika R (143)
Saturday May 9, 2015, 5:07 am
I meant measles, not ebola *
 

Diane K (134)
Saturday May 9, 2015, 10:21 am
thank u
 

Ellen J (62)
Monday May 11, 2015, 3:02 am
Scary what we don't know, isn't it. Viruses, bacteria, and so forth are so cunning. We just don't know the half of it yet.
 

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Monday May 11, 2015, 3:35 am
noted
 

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Friday May 15, 2015, 12:32 pm
An unnerving development. Obviously, more testing months later will be inevitable.
 
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