Ebola Survivors Facing Ongoing Physical, Psychological Symptoms

The New York Times (8/8, Grady, Subscription Publication) reports that many of the more than 13,000 survivors of the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa are facing ongoing health issues along with psychological problems ranging from depression to PTSD. About 50 percent of survivors are reporting “chronic joint pain that is often severe enough to prevent them from working,” according to WHO senior consultant Dr. Daniel Bausch. Additional ongoing problems include “persistent headaches, extreme fatigue and difficulty concentrating,” and about 25 percent of survivors have various eye problems, with some reporting lost vision or complete blindness.

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— “Ebola Survivors Face Lingering Pain, Fatigue and Depression,” Denise Grady, New York Times, August 7, 2015.

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