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Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology

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Immunology and Infectious Disease | Infectious Disease | Virology | Virus Diseases


We investigated the duration of Ebola virus (EBOV) RNA and infectious EBOV in semen specimens of 5 Ebola virus disease (EVD) survivors. EBOV RNA and infectious EBOV was detected by real-time RT-PCR and virus culture out to 290 days and 70 days, respectively, after EVD onset.


Ebola virus, semen, sexual transmission

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Published by Oxford University Press for the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2016. This work is written by (a) US Government employee(s) and is in the public domain in the US.

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Uyeki TM, Erickson BR, Brown S, McElroy AK, Cannon D, Gibbons A, Sealy T, Kainulainen MH, Schuh AJ, Kraft CS, Mehta AK, Lyon GM 3rd, Varkey JB, Ribner BS, Ellison RT 3rd, Carmody E, Nau GJ, Spiropoulou C, Nichol ST, Ströher U. Ebola Virus Persistence in Semen of Male Survivors. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Jun 15;62(12):1552-1555. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw202. Epub 2016 Apr 3. PMID: 27045122. Link to article on publisher's site

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Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America


Full list of authors omitted for brevity. For full list see article.

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