Ebola transmission from dead patients possible: study

February 13, 2015 12:24 PM

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Ebola transmission from dead patients possible: study

WASHINGTON: Transmission of the deadly Ebola virus from deceased individuals may be possible for an extended period of time following death, a new study has claimed.

To determine how long Ebola virus could remain infectious in a body after death, scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US sampled deceased Ebola-infected monkeys and discovered the virus remained viable for at least seven days.

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