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For the first time, Ebola has been discovered inside the eyes of a patient months after the virus was gone from his blood.
The new report concerns Dr. Ian Crozier, a 43-year-old American physician diagnosed with Ebola in September while working with the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone.
He was treated at Emory University Hospital's special Ebola unit in Atlanta and released in October when Ebola was no longer detected in his blood. Two months later, he developed an inflammation and very high blood pressure in one eye, which causes swelling and potentially serious vision problems.
He returned to Emory, where ophthalmologist Dr. Steven Yeh drained some of the fluid and had it tested for Ebola. It contained the virus but tears and tissue around the outside of his eye did not.
This suggests that casual contact with an Ebola survivor poses no public health risk, but shows that survivors need to be monitored for the eye problem, Yeh said.
Crozier has not fully recovered his vision but continues to improve, Yeh said
originally posted by: rickymouse
Do you believe that this virus can be contagious after the person is said to have been cured? Let's vote, votes in. They eyes have it.
So this means that Ebola could be hiding in some places in the body and not be detected.