Ebola Virus Ribonucleic Acid Detection in Semen More Than Two Years After Resolution of Acute Ebola Virus Infection.

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Among 149 men who survived Ebola virus disease (EVD) and donated semen 260-1016 days after EVD onset, Ebola virus (EBOV) ribonucleic acid (RNA) was detected in 13 (9%). Of 137 men who donated semen 2 years after EVD onset, 11 (8%) had an EBOV RNA-positive specimen. The mechanism underlying the persistence of EBOV RNA in semen is unclear, and it is unclear whether the detection of viral RNA represents the presence of infectious virus.

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Cited Authors

  • Fischer, WA; Brown, J; Wohl, DA; Loftis, AJ; Tozay, S; Reeves, E; Pewu, K; Gorvego, G; Quellie, S; Cunningham, CK; Merenbloom, C; Napravnik, S; Dube, K; Adjasoo, D; Jones, E; Bonarwolo, K; Hoover, D

Published Date

  • 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 3

Start / End Page

  • ofx155 -

PubMed ID

  • 29670927

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29670927

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2328-8957

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/ofid/ofx155


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States