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Flare-Up of Ebola Emphasizes the Need for Continued Surveillance

New CDC-led Study: A Year after Initial Infection, a 2015 Flare-Up of Ebola Emphasizes the Need for Continued Surveillance

New CDC-led Study: Persistence of Ebola Virus after the end of widespread transmission in Liberia: An Outbreak Report

A Year after Initial Infection, a 2015 Flare-Up of Ebola Emphasizes the Need for Continued Surveillance

 

The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa led to improved disease surveillance and response capacity in affected countries, which were effective in ending widespread transmission. However, near the end of the epidemic in 2015, several focal clusters of infection were identified. One cluster in Liberia raised the possibility of transmission from a persistently infected female survivor. Investigation of the source of infection for this cluster provides suggestive evidence of Ebola virus disease persistence and highlights the risk for outbreaks after interruption of active transmission…

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