Improvements to be made for post-Ebola syndrome sufferers

12th April 2016

Researchers from the University of Liverpool (UoL) and the King's Sierra Leone Partnership are going to make a joint presentation concerning their findings into post-Ebola syndrome.

The results of both sets of teams will be given at a medical conference in Europe this week beginning 11th April.

Ebola survivors are now suffering symptoms of post-Ebola syndrome (PES), these include problems with their vision, joint and muscle pain and even psychiatric and neurological problems.

The problems and symptoms of PES are extremely broad and as such, a clinical team from University of Liverpool assessed survivors who were discharged from the Ebola Treatment Unit at the 34th Regiment Military Hospital in Sierra Leone.

Leading the team from UoL, Dr Janet Scott said: "There are over 17,000 survivors from the recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa, including around 5,000 in Sierra Leone.

"This provides us with a new opportunity to better understand these debilitating post-viral symptoms and improve ongoing care for patients."

Posted by Jeanette Briggs

 

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