Ebola's persistence in survivors fuels concerns over future risks

October 9, 2015 11:17 AM

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Ebola's persistence in survivors fuels concerns over future risks

LONDON A growing awareness of how the Ebola virus can hide in parts of the body such as eyes, breasts and testicles long after leaving the bloodstream raises questions about whether the disease can ever be beaten.

Virologists said Friday's case of a Scottish nurse, Pauline Cafferkey, who had recovered from Ebola but is now suffering complications adds to signs that the virus is a long-term health risk and can lead to a "post-Ebola syndrome".

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