12 Things You Didn’t Know About Ebola Survivors

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Written by Keren Mikva

Of the thousands who contracted the Ebola virus, there is little information about the survivors. Curiosity is intense about the who, what, when, where, why and how of those blessed to beat this deadly virus.

The Ebola epidemic is winding down but it’s not over. There were 20 confirmed cases  in the week ending June 21, including 12 cases in Guinea and eight in Sierra Leone. This compared with 24 cases the previous week, according to the World Health Organization.

Weekly case incidence has stalled at between 20 and 27 since the end of May, WHO reports.

Scientists have turned their attention from containment to studying the more lasting effects of the Ebola virus. As little was known at the start regarding treatment for Ebola, even less was known about the long-term health effects on those who survived the virus.

Doctors and scientists are issuing extreme warnings and advice for survivors that may change their lives forever. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Ebola survivors.

Sources: News.Yahoo.com, TWCNews.com, HoustonChronicle.com, NYTimes.com, WHO.int, NPR.org, AllAfrica.com, Vice.com, WHO.