[Articles] Late Ebola virus relapse causing meningoencephalitis: a case report
August 8, 2016
- The Lancet 388, 10043 (2016)
Author: Michael Jacobs, Alison Rodger, David J Bell, Sanjay Bhagani, Ian Cropley, Ana Filipe, Robert J Gifford, Susan Hopkins, Joseph Hughes, Farrah Jabeen, Ingolfur Johannessen, Drosos Karageorgopoulos, Angie Lackenby, Rebecca Lester, Rebecca S N Liu, Alisdair MacConnachie, Tabitha Mahungu, Daniel Martin, Neal Marshall, Stephen Mepham, Richard Orton, Massimo Palmarini, Monika Patel, Colin Perry, S Erica Peters, Duncan Porter, David Ritchie, Neil D Ritchie, R Andrew Seaton, Vattipally B Sreenu, Kate Templeton, Simon Warren, Gavin S Wilkie, Maria Zambon, Robin Gopal, Emma C Thomson
Our report shows that previously unanticipated, late, severe relapses of Ebola virus can occur, in this case in the CNS. This finding fundamentally redefines what is known about the natural history of Ebola virus infection. Vigilance should be maintained in the thousands of Ebola survivors for cases of relapsed infection. The potential for these cases to initiate new transmission chains is a serious public health concern.