Ebola in US: Disease is living in an American doctor’s eye

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Ebola first came to America with Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who died in Dallas on 8 October. Then, two nurses who treated Duncan were infected, but recovered — the only two cases of the virus contracted within the borders of the United States. While other Ebola cases have cropped up, they are typically brought to the Western hemisphere by health or humanitarian workers toiling in the African nations Ebola has hit hardest. Yet, according to a recent report in the New England Journal of Medicine, Ebola is still on US shores — in the eye of a doctor who contracted the disease in Africa, but recovered. The study, “Persistence of Ebola Virus in Ocular Fluid during Convalescence,”…

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