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Ebola Survivors Detail New Syndrome

Emma Farge and James Harding Giahyue | Reuters   in 
February 4, 2015

DAKAR/MONROVIA (Reuters) – Romeo Doe, a 29-year-old tailor who survived Ebola in Liberia, is struggling to cope with the impact of a disease that killed seven members of his family and now threatens his livelihood.

Since he was released from an Ebola center in the capital Monrovia in November, pressure is rising in his eyes and affecting his vision – a complaint some doctors say is common among survivors of the West African outbreak.

There are a growing number of survivors of the disease in the region, between 5,000 and 10,000 according to the United Nations, and some complain of side effects months after their recovery – a condition some doctors are calling “post-Ebola Syndrome” (PES).

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