publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Long-term sequelae after Ebola virus disease in Bundibugyo, Uganda: a retrospective cohort study

Nelson L. Michael; Luswa Lukwago; Gene G. Olinger; Monica Millard; Hannah Kibuuka; Salim Wakabi; Leigh Anne Eller; Danielle V. Clark; Danielle V. Clark; Matthew J. Hepburn; ...
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2015 Journal: The Lancet Infectious Diseases, volume 15, pages 905-912 (issn: 1473-3099, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Summary Background The limited data available for long-term Ebola virus disease health outcomes suggest that sequelae persist for longer than 1 year after infection. The magnitude of the present outbreak in west Africa necessitates a more complete understanding of the health effects and future medical needs of these patients. Methods We invited adult survivors of the 2007 Bundibugyo Ebola virus outbreak in Uganda and their contacts to take part in an observational study roughly 29 months after the outbreak. We collected information about health status, functional limitations, and demographics. We collected blood samples for clinical chemistry, haematology, and f...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: viruses
free text keywords: Outbreak, Medicine, business.industry, business, Disease, Health outcomes, Immunology, Retrospective cohort study, Demographics, Health consequences, Pediatrics, medicine.medical_specialty, Observational study, Ebola virus, medicine.disease_cause
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