Assessment of the Risk of Ebola Virus Transmission from Bodily Fluids

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2007
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EBOV is shed in a wide variety of bodily fluids during the acute period of illness but that the risk of transmission from fomites in an isolation ward and from convalescent patients is low when currently recommended infection control guidelines for the viral hemorrhagic fevers are followed. The finding of EBOV in breast milk raises the possibility of direct mother-to-child transmission. Zaire EBOV has been detected in the semen of convalescent patients by virus isolation (82 days) and RT-PCR (91 days) after disease onset.

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Author:
Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Publisher:
The Journal of Infectious Diseases
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2-5 Years
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