Subsequent mortality in survivors of Ebola

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Thursday, September 5, 2019
Last updated on 5-9-2019 by Lieke Vervoort

Patients who recovered from the Ebola virus and who were discharged for the treatment units have a high mortality risk. Compared to the general population, survivors of Ebora virus have a more than five-times increased risk of mortality the year after discharge. In many cases, these deaths were attributed to kidney failure. After a year of discharge, mortality did not differ from the general population.

Says a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, conducted by, among others, Lorenzo Subissi (Sciensano).

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