SA researcher helps discover ebola virus in eye fluid of recovered survivor

A leading Flinders University ophthalmology researcher has co-authored a case study which found that live Ebola virus was present in a patient’s eye fluid, 10 weeks after the virus was no longer detectable in the patient’s blood.

Professor Justine Smith, an eminent international ophthalmologist and scientist, said the discovery of Ebola virus in the patient’s aqueous humour – the clear fluid in the front of the eye between the lens and the cornea – could have major implications for Ebola survivors and the health care workers who treat them. Full story


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