Ebola virus still infectious for a week after death

February 16, 2015 12:54 PM

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Ebola virus still infectious for a week after death

The Ebola virus may still be able to cause disease a week after a person infected with the virus has died, a new study suggests.

The study involved five macaque monkeys that had been infected with Ebola for previous research, and were euthanized after they showed symptoms of the disease. Their bodies were then placed in a chamber designed to mimic the hot and humid conditions of West Africa, and the researchers collected samp...

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