Ebola virus RNA in semen from an HIV-positive survivor of Ebola

Lawrence J. Purpura, Emerson Rogers, April Baller, Stephen White, Moses Soka, Mary J. Choi, Nuha Mahmoud, Christine Wasunna, Moses Massaquoi, Jomah Kollie, Straker Dweh, Philip Bemah, Victor Ladele, Jonathan Kpaka, Mary Jawara, Margaret Mugisha, Onyekachi Subah, Mylene Faikai, Jeff A. Bailey, Pierre RollinBarbara Marston, Tolbert Nyenswah, Alex Gasasira, Barbara Knust, Stuart Nichol, Desmond Williams

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Abstract

Ebola virus is known to persist in semen of male survivors of Ebola virus disease (EVD). However, maximum duration of, or risk factors for, virus persistence are unknown. We report an EVD survivor with preexisting HIV infection, whose semen was positive for Ebola virus RNA 565 days after recovery from EVD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)714-715
Number of pages2
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Purpura, L. J., Rogers, E., Baller, A., White, S., Soka, M., Choi, M. J., Mahmoud, N., Wasunna, C., Massaquoi, M., Kollie, J., Dweh, S., Bemah, P., Ladele, V., Kpaka, J., Jawara, M., Mugisha, M., Subah, O., Faikai, M., Bailey, J. A., ... Williams, D. (2017). Ebola virus RNA in semen from an HIV-positive survivor of Ebola. Emerging infectious diseases, 23(4), 714-715. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2304.161743